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verb     unwind pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleunwinding
past tenseunwound
past participleunwound
  1. 1
    [intransitive] informal to begin to relax after you have been working hard or feeling nervous

    I need to sit down and unwind for half an hour.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to become straighter or looser after being wrapped around something else, or to make something do this

    She slowly unwound the scarf from around her neck.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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