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uhn furl

  • v  unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
    unfurl a banner

  • As the new nation prepared to unfurl its red-and-white-striped flag, Harry Lee was quick to capitalize on the occasion.
  • A pair of demonstrators attempted to unfurl a banner on an overpass.
  • He had plenty to say about the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Russia, but often bogged down his own answers when trying to unfurl quips and soundbites.

  • President Bush in Los Angeles Times
    Not specifically mentioning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan --although his meaning was clear -- Bush said of the first president: "He once wrote, 'My best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever in any country I see an oppressed nation unfurl...
  • Boris Tadic in B92
    BELGRADE, BERLIN -- The official Dutch position is positive for Serbia, but the time is not right to "unfurl the flags and say it's all over", says Boris Tadić.
  • President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Philippine Headline News
    The ship of the Philippine state must be robust and resilient enough to unfurl its sails to ride those winds rather than fumbling under their force,Mrs. Arroyo said. "An effective state must help its poor and weakest citizens, empower them...

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