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1 reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn" [syn: unwind, wind off] [ant: wind]
2 unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state; "unfurl a banner" [syn: unfurl] [ant: roll up]

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From un- + roll.


  1. To straighten something that has been rolled, twisted or curled.
    Unroll your sleeping bag and spread it on the floor of the tent.
  2. To emerge, be revealed or become apparent.
    We will have to see how the events unroll.

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