One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Ella unwound the long woollen scarf from her neck’
unroll, uncoil, unreel, undo, unravel, untwine, untwist, disentangle, spread out, unfurl, open, open out, lay out, straighten, straighten out, unkink
2‘it's a good place to unwind after work’
relax, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose
laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, sit back, stand down, lounge, loll, slump, flop, put one's feet up, take it easy, luxuriate, take time off, slack off, be at leisure, take one's leisure, take one's ease, enjoy oneself, amuse oneself, play, entertain oneself
informal wind down, let it all hang out, let one's hair down, unbutton, veg out
North American informal hang loose, stay loose, chill out, kick back
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