HyperDic: unwind

English > 4 senses of the word unwind:
VERBcontactunwind, wind off, unrollreverse the winding or twisting of
contactunwind, disentangleseparate the tangles of
bodyunwind, relax, loosen up, unbend, decompress, slow downbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
bodyunwind, relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, make relaxedcause to feel relaxed
unwind > pronunciation
Soundsahnway'nd
Rhymesaffined ... wind: 39 rhymes with aynd...
English > unwind: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningreverse the winding or twisting of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"unwind a ball of yarn"
Synonymswind off, unroll
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositewind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
English > unwind: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningseparate the tangles of.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymdisentangle
Narrowerroll out, straightenstraighten by unrolling
uncoilunwind or untwist
Broaderundocancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
Spanishdesenredar, desovillar
English > unwind: 4 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
Synonymsrelax, loosen up, unbend, decompress, slow down
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar
English > unwind: 4 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningCause to feel relaxed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, make relaxed
Cause torelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
NarrowerunbendRelease from mental strain, tension, or formality
Broaderaffectact physically on
Oppositetense, strain, tense upCause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Spanishrelajar
Catalanrelaxar

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