1Undo or be undone after winding or being wound.with object ‘Ella unwound the long woolen scarf from her neck’
unroll, uncoil, unreel, undo, unravel, untwine, untwist, disentangle, spread out, unfurl, open, open out, lay out, straighten, straighten out, unkinkView synonyms
- ‘the net unwinds from the reel’
2no object Relax after a period of work or tension.
relax, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, reposeView synonyms
- ‘the Grand Hotel is a superb place to unwind’
with object Sell shares or otherwise close (a trading position), especially in a situation where doing so requires multiple transactions.
- ‘the hedge funds were forced to unwind their short positions’