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unfurl

[uhn-furl] /ʌnˈfɜrl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become unfurled.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; un-2 + furl
Related forms
unfurlable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un-furling

unfurl

/ʌnˈfɜːl/
verb
1.
to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
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Word Origin and History for un-furling

unfurl

v.

1640s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + furl (v.). Related: unfurled, unfurling.

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