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unreel

[uhn-reel] /ʌnˈril/
verb (used with object)
1.
to unwind from or as if from a reel:
to unreel some wire; to unreel a tangled skein.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become unreeled.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; un-2 + reel1
Related forms
unreelable, adjective
unreeler, noun
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