unwind

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unwind(
uhn
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waynd
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to unroll)
a. desenrollar
Theo unwound the hose out to the garden to water his plants.Theo desenrolló la manguera para llevarla hasta el jardín y regar sus plantas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to unroll)
a. desenrollarse
If you don't fasten the rope, it will just start to unwind again.Si no atas bien la cuerda, volverá a desenrollarse.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to relax)
a. relajarse
Staying at our friend's vacation house was a great way to unwind for a week.Quedarnos en la casa de veraneo de nuestro amigo fue una forma estupenda de relajarse durante una semana.
b. desconectar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I really needed to unwind after all the stress.Necesitaba desconectar después de tanto estrés.
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unwind
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. desenrollar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (string, wool)
a. desenrollarse
3. (colloquial)
a. relajarse, desconectar (relax)
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unwind [ˈʌnˈwaɪnd] unwound (past)
transitive verb
desenrollar; [+wool, thread] desovillar;
intransitive verb
1 desenrollarse; [+wool, thread] desovillarse
2 (relax) relajarse
It helps them to unwind after a busy day at work
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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