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English definition of “unwind”

unwind

verb uk   /ʌnˈwaɪnd/ (unwound, unwound) us  

unwind verb (UNFASTEN)

C2 [I or T] If you unwind something that is wrapped around an object, you unfasten it, and if it unwinds, it becomes unfastened: In a nearby medical tent, a US Army doctor gently unwinds Metruk's bandage.Unfastening and opening

unwind verb (RELAX)

C1 [I] (also wind down) to relax and allow your mind to be free from worry after a period of work or some other activity that has made you worried: A glass of wine in the evening helps me to unwind after work.Calming and relaxing
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