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unwind

uhn wahynd

  • v  reverse the winding or twisting of
    unwind a ball of yarn
  • v  separate the tangles of
  • v  become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
  • v  cause to feel relaxed

  • Trying to unwind after a few days of intense training in August, the basketball sensation had just taken a ride on the roller coaster atop the Stratosphere towerhe was lucky .
  • Like his comrades, he slept late, guzzled orange juice and fresh milk, tried to unwind and get toned up.
  • Alex Manikas, 63, a sheet metal worker from Michigan, goes to the Baghdad Country Club to unwind every Saturday night after working his six-day a week, 12 hour a day job building .
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  • EW Scripps in guardian.co.uk
    Scripps said it has been working with MediaNews on "a plan to unwind the partnership" since mid-January, the deadline for offers.
  • Francois Fillon in Washington Post
    Sarkozy "will retire to somewhere in France to unwind a little ...... and to start organizing and preparing his teams," Fillon told TF1 television.
  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    If a federal agency had had such tools on Sept. 16, they could have been used to put AIG into conservatorship, unwind it slowly, protect policyholders and impose haircuts on creditors and counterparties,Mr. Bernanke told lawmakers.

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