To wind off; to loose or separate, as what or convolved; to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread; to unwind a ball of yarn.
- To reverse the winding or twisting of: unwind a ball of yarn.
- To separate the tangled parts of; disentangle.
- To free (someone) of nervous tension or pent-up energy.
- To become unwound.
- To become free of nervous tension; relax: liked to unwind with a cocktail before dinner.