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un·wind

(ŭn-wīnd′)
v. un·wound (ŭn-wound′), un·wind·ing, un·winds
v. tr.
1. To reverse the winding or twisting of: unwind a ball of yarn.
2. To separate the tangled parts of; disentangle.
3. To free (someone) of nervous tension or pent-up energy.
4. Business To back off from (a stated policy or financial commitment): "The US was preparing to unwind its asset purchase programme as the economy picked up" (Elaine Moore).
v. intr.
1. To become unwound.
2. To become free of nervous tension; relax: liked to unwind with a cocktail before dinner.

unwind

(ʌnˈwaɪnd)
vb, -winds, -winding or -wound
1. to slacken, undo, or unravel or cause to slacken, undo, or unravel
2. (tr) to disentangle
3. to make or become relaxed: he finds it hard to unwind after a busy day at work.
unˈwindable adj
unˈwinder n

un•wind

(ʌnˈwaɪnd)

v. -wound, -wind•ing. v.t.
1. to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition.
2. to relieve of tension; relax.
3. to disentangle or disengage; untwist.
v.i.
4. to become unwound.
5. to become relieved of tension; relax.
[1275–1325]

unwind


Past participle: unwound
Gerund: unwinding

Imperative
unwind
unwind
Present
I unwind
you unwind
he/she/it unwinds
we unwind
you unwind
they unwind
Preterite
I unwound
you unwound
he/she/it unwound
we unwound
you unwound
they unwound
Present Continuous
I am unwinding
you are unwinding
he/she/it is unwinding
we are unwinding
you are unwinding
they are unwinding
Present Perfect
I have unwound
you have unwound
he/she/it has unwound
we have unwound
you have unwound
they have unwound
Past Continuous
I was unwinding
you were unwinding
he/she/it was unwinding
we were unwinding
you were unwinding
they were unwinding
Past Perfect
I had unwound
you had unwound
he/she/it had unwound
we had unwound
you had unwound
they had unwound
Future
I will unwind
you will unwind
he/she/it will unwind
we will unwind
you will unwind
they will unwind
Future Perfect
I will have unwound
you will have unwound
he/she/it will have unwound
we will have unwound
you will have unwound
they will have unwound
Future Continuous
I will be unwinding
you will be unwinding
he/she/it will be unwinding
we will be unwinding
you will be unwinding
they will be unwinding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unwinding
you have been unwinding
he/she/it has been unwinding
we have been unwinding
you have been unwinding
they have been unwinding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unwinding
you will have been unwinding
he/she/it will have been unwinding
we will have been unwinding
you will have been unwinding
they will have been unwinding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unwinding
you had been unwinding
he/she/it had been unwinding
we had been unwinding
you had been unwinding
they had been unwinding
Conditional
I would unwind
you would unwind
he/she/it would unwind
we would unwind
you would unwind
they would unwind
Past Conditional
I would have unwound
you would have unwound
he/she/it would have unwound
we would have unwound
you would have unwound
they would have unwound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unwind - reverse the winding or twisting ofunwind - reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
2.unwind - separate the tangles ofunwind - separate the tangles of    
roll out, straighten - straighten by unrolling; "roll out the big map"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
uncoil - unwind or untwist
3.unwind - become less tense, rest, or take one's easeunwind - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
vege out, vegetate - engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
sit back, take it easy - settle into a comfortable sitting position
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
4.unwind - cause to feel relaxedunwind - cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
unbend - release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"

unwind

verb
1. relax, wind down, take it easy, slow down, sit back, calm down, take a break, loosen up, quieten down, let yourself go, mellow out (informal), make yourself at home, outspan (S. African) It helps them to unwind after a busy day at work.
2. unravel, undo, uncoil, slacken, disentangle, unroll, unreel, untwist, untwine One of them unwound a length of rope from around his waist.

unwind

verb
1. To cause (a line) to become longer and less taut:
2. To take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time:
Translations
يَسْتَرْخِييَسْتَريح، يَسْتَرْخييَفُك الضِّماد
uvolnit seodvinout
slappe afvikle ud
purkaa
opustiti se
letekercsel
slaka ávinda ofan af
ほどく
(감은 것을) 풀다
atsipūstinusivyniotinuvynioti
atgūtiesattītnomierinātiesnotīt
odvinúť
varva ner
คลายเครียด
aç makaçmakçöz mekdinlenmek
tháo ra

unwind

[ˈʌnˈwaɪnd] (unwound (pt, pp))
A. VTdesenrollar; [+ wool, thread] → desovillar
B. VI
1.desenrollarse; [wool, thread] → desovillarse
2. (fig) (= relax) → relajarse

unwind

[ʌnˈwaɪnd] [unwound] [ʌnˈwaʊnd] (pt, pp)
vt [+ bandage, scarf, rope] → dérouler
vi (= relax) [person] → se détendre

unwind

pret, ptp <unwound>
vt thread, film, tapeabwickeln; (= untangle)entwirren
vi
(lit)sich abwickeln; (fig: story, plot) → sich entwickeln, sich entfalten
(inf: = relax) → abschalten (inf), → sich entspannen

unwind

[ʌnˈwaɪnd] (unwound (pt, pp))
1. vtsrotolare, svolgere
2. visrotolarsi (fam) (relax) → distendersi, rilassarsi

unwind

(anˈwaind) past tense, past participle unˈwound (-ˈwaund) verb
1. to take or come out of a coiled or wound position. He unwound the bandage from his ankle.
2. to relax after a period of tension. Give me a chance to unwind!

unwind

يَسْتَرْخِي uvolnit se slappe af abwickeln ξεκουρδίζω desconectar, desenrollar purkaa dérouler opustiti se rilassarsi ほどく (감은 것을) 풀다 ontspannen vikle av rozwinąć relaxar раскручивать varva ner คลายเครียด açmak tháo ra 放松
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On the other hand, the man who wound it up thinks the whole cause of the muddle rests with the man who is trying to unwind it.
The single gentleman, however, was not in the slightest degree affected by this circumstance, but proceeded with perfect composure to unwind the shawl which was tied round his neck, and then to pull off his boots.
In connection with the contemplated repurchase of Notes, ANI has also entered into an agreement with the dealer party to certain convertible note hedge transactions related to the Notes to unwind a corresponding portion of such convertible note hedge transactions.
Includes an integral splice table and unwind stand with 3-inch air shaft, pneumatic brake, automatic edge guide, and constant control of unwind tension.
For Micron (MU), Wittine said he continues to fear the DRAM cycle's eventual unwind will closely resemble the NAND cycle's unwind over the last year, "leaving the shares exposed" no matter how inexpensive.
The Heavy-duty cantilevered unwind design features integral roll lifting and .can hold two full 40-inc diameter rolls, allowing new roll prep at any time in the splice sequence.
It Features roll loading and driven unwind spindles as standard, providing the ability to unwind the most delicate materials, without brakes to wear and need replacement.
The German bank said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) might take very gradual steps to unwind the monetary as well as fiscal stimulus measures.
Indeed, the WSJ had an extensive report that the Fed is debating just how fast to unwind it and what composition to leave in place once it's unwound -- whether more T-bills left (more flexibility) or more longer Treasuries (keeps long yields down).
The heavy-duty cantilevered unwind design features integral roll lifting and can hold two full 40" diameter rolls, allowing new roll prep at any time in the splice sequence.
reports revealed a big downside February retail sales surprise that defied the boost expected from a robust 8% Q1 growth rate for disposable income via tax cuts, though for now analysts assume it reflects both the delay in February tax refunds to the end of the month, and an unwind of the huge Q4 sales lift from hurricane and fire rebuilding.
Includes an integral splice table and unwind stand with 3-inch air-shaft, pneumatic brake, automatic edge guide, and constant control of unwind tension.