Definition of unfurl in English:

unfurl

verb

  • Make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind.

    [with object] ‘a man was unfurling a sail’
    [no object] ‘the flags unfurl’
    • ‘My eyelids slowly opened as though unfurling to a new day, and I found myself gazing into his eyes.’
    • ‘The boat suddenly lurched and spun about as the sail was unfurled and caught the wind.’
    • ‘Therefore, think before you open your mouth, unfurl your pen, punch a keyboard or click a mouse.’
    • ‘She knotted her jacket's sleeves around her waist and from a pocket she unfurled a roll of balloons.’
    • ‘Flag fever is unfurling across Manchester as the city is swept up on a wave of World Cup and Jubilee celebrations.’
    • ‘A few pearls roll off, unfurling some genuinely glistening sounds for the waning summer days.’
    • ‘Women, it is commonly believed, sewed the rebel flag that was unfurled on Bakery Hill as a symbol of united resistance.’
    • ‘As it was said, a flagpole had a horizontal slat on the top so that it could be possible to unfurl the flag wide.’
    • ‘Then, Lancelot unfurled a roll of names of squires who were to be dubbed a knight.’
    • ‘County flags are unfurled and plans are made for the journey to the ‘match’.’
    • ‘Each morning she unfurls her American flag and attaches it to the stand on the outside wall of her home.’
    • ‘But most of the rolls will also be unfurled on new housing sites springing up all over the country.’
    • ‘Several unidentified men began unfurling banners of white cloth on which they had written statements.’
    • ‘Once grass starts sprouting and leaves begin to unfurl on trees, the vegetation gives the world a greenish cast on an overcast day.’
    • ‘Yet children gathered at the school yesterday to unfurl the national flag and some recited prayers.’
    • ‘Should tide you over until the flag is unfurled over Ibrox, for lest we forget, Glasgow Rangers are Champions!’
    • ‘He took it, almost reluctant to open it, but still he unfurled the flag.’
    • ‘President Bush helped unfurl a giant flag, and pledged to press the fight against terrorism.’
    • ‘Southend today unfurled the flag of success as its beaches were named among the best in Europe.’
    • ‘Tom, if you have to ask why there is a roll of toilet paper unfurled on Washington Street, obviously you don't have a clue.’
    untwine, disentwine, disentangle, unravel, unsnarl, unwind, unroll, uncoil, unreel, undo, spread out, unfurl, lay out, unkink
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Pronunciation:

unfurl

/ˌənˈfərl/