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[uhn-rap] /ʌnˈræp/
verb (used with object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
to remove or open the wrapping of.
to open (something wrapped):
Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
verb (used without object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
to become unwrapped.
Origin of unwrap
1200-50; Middle English unwrappen; see un-2, wrap Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for unwrap
  • unwrap the mints and seal them inside the freezer bag.
  • Later, they crept back to unwrap the pipe cleaners and retrieve the uneaten bugs.
  • unwrap the empanadas and space them evenly on the sheet.
  • The preparation requires no cutting or fancy folding of parchment paper, and lets each diner unwrap a fragrant, smoky package.
  • unwrap your foot and scrub the areas with a pumice stone.
  • Every few days, he would unwrap the cake, jab it with an ice pick and douse it in whiskey.
  • Security officers will unwrap items if a closer look is necessary.
  • unwrap the stories behind four new holiday albums.
  • Airport security might unwrap your gift to inspect it, even if you tell them what it is in advance.
  • Pull dough from freezer and unwrap onto lightly floured surface.
British Dictionary definitions for unwrap


verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
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Word Origin and History for unwrap

late 14c., from un- (2) + wrap. Related: Unwrapped; unwrapping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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