Meaning of “unwind” in the English Dictionary

"unwind" in American English

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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 /ʌnˈwaɪnd/ us unwound, unwound

[ T ] FINANCE to sell shares, 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 rising stock prices.

[ 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 short positions, 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 service debt 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 casino workers could go and unwind after their shifts.
unwinding
noun [ U ]

The mark's weakness against the yen is a result of the unwinding of long positions.

(Definition of “unwind” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)