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"unwind" in British English

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(Definition of unwind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unwindverb

 us   /ʌnˈwɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle unwound  /ʌnˈwɑʊnd/ )
  • unwind verb (UNFASTEN)

[T] to ​unfasten something that is ​wrapped around an ​object: to unwind ​string
  • unwind verb (RELAX)

[I] (also wind down) to ​relax after a ​period of ​work or ​anxiety: I’m just going to ​watch some TV and unwind.
(Definition of unwind from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unwind" in Business English

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unwindverb

uk   us   /ʌnˈwaɪnd/ (unwound, unwound)
[T] FINANCE to ​sellshares, etc. that you ​bought expecting that their ​price would ​rise: Institutional ​investors caused ​prices to ​fall as they unwound ​positions that they took when they were ​betting on ​risingstockprices.
[T] FINANCE to ​buy the ​shares, etc. that you ​borrowed expecting that their ​price would go down and that you now need to ​deliver: Traders unwound ​shortpositions, expecting ​gasoline would be ​lower this ​time of ​year.
[I or T] to ​change or ​remove the ​effects of something: Financial ​markets believe that these ​imbalances can be unwound gradually, ​allowing the ​economy to ​land softly. People's ​ability to ​servicedebt is unwinding.
[I] (also wind down) to ​relax and ​allow your mind to be ​free from worry after a ​period of ​work: The ​facility was ​built as a ​place where ​casinoworkers could go and unwind after their ​shifts.
unwinding
noun [U]
The mark's ​weakness against the ​yen is a ​result of the unwinding of ​longpositions.
(Definition of unwind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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