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English verb: unwind

1. unwind (contact) reverse the winding or twisting of


SamplesUnwind a ball of yarn.


Synonymsunroll, wind off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Antonymstwine, wrap, wind, roll

2. unwind (contact) separate the tangles of


Synonymsdisentangle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undo


Narrower (hyponym)roll out, straighten, uncoil

3. unwind (body) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease


SamplesHe relaxed in the hot tub.
Let's all relax after a hard day's work.


Synonymsdecompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)sit back, take it easy, vege out, vegetate


Antonymstense up, tense

4. unwind (body) cause to feel relaxed


SamplesA hot bath always relaxes me.


Synonymsloosen up, make relaxed, relax, unlax, unstrain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect


Narrower (hyponym)unbend


Causedecompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind


Antonymstense up, tense, strain









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