Unwind

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Definition

to unwind (after work): to relax (after work)
verb
After work, Icarus unwinds with a cup of hot chocolate. His warm drink helps him to relax.

This is an irregular verb:
I unwind / I unwound / I have unwound

to unwind (a ball of string): to undo, to unravel, to pull apart (a ball of string)
verb
The cat unwound all my balls of wool today. The wool is all over the floor now.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Let's unwind with some morphine before dinner.
US: The doctor unwound the bandage from his leg.

Examples

  • "Donna : So how do you unwind after a long day at the office?"
  • "That would help us unwind from our difficult and stressful work routines."

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