transitive verb-·wound′, -·wind′ing
- to wind off or undo (something wound)
- to straighten out or untangle (something confused or involved)
- to make relaxed, less tense, etc.
- to close out (a position in a securities or commodities trade)
- to sell (a stake in a company, business venture, etc.)
Origin of unwindMiddle English unwinden from Old English unwindan
- to become unwound
- to become relaxed, less tense, etc.