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Open or cause to open out from a rolled-up state.[no object] ‘the blanket unrolled as he tugged it’[with object] ‘two carpets had been unrolled’
spread out, unfolded, unfurled, unrolled, straightened outView synonyms
- ‘It must be carried from its transport, unfolded, unrolled, spread out, without any wrinkles, and then inflated with a massive fan.’
- ‘The newspaper fell open easily, unrolling the front page to her view.’
- ‘We unrolled our sleeping bags on the floor and stretched out.’
- ‘Caesar untied the carpet and unrolled it slowly.’
- ‘Tyler set down the basket and unrolled the blanket, intent on setting things up himself.’
- ‘The brothers ended their conversation and unrolled their blankets and laid their heads in their saddles.’
- ‘But in most parts of it, the red carpet so eagerly unrolled for me is swiftly jerked out from under his feet.’
- ‘The grey carpet unrolled quite easily, which suggested that this was done before.’
- ‘They unroll the red carpet at just about every opportunity.’
- ‘We had unrolled the unfinished version of the map and adjusted our helmet lights to shine on its laminated surface.’
- ‘Yelina's eyes widened when she spotted the drum kits, which stood side-by-side on the carpet Jack had unrolled to cover the concrete floor.’
- ‘We immediately unrolled our sleeping bags and threw them on the bed.’
- ‘She unrolled her quilt and blanket onto the sofa.’
- ‘Extending a network is rarely a matter of simply unrolling a length of cable, especially when a distance of miles must be traversed.’
- ‘A couple of the others went to the bookshelves and retrieved several books and a couple of cylindrical scrolls they opened to unroll A2 sized parchments.’
- ‘At the end of their first day of trekking, they unrolled their blankets on a side pad.’
- ‘He unrolled my socks and opened my camera and even took the top off my toothpaste and gave it a squeeze.’
- ‘Ataren said nothing but got to work on opening and unrolling the old scroll.’
- ‘I picked a random spot in the TV room and unrolled my sleeping bag.’
- ‘Adam unrolled his sleeve and opened the box to show Daniel.’
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