Etymology
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unfurl (v.)

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

updated on May 22, 2012

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Definitions of unfurl from WordNet

unfurl (v.)
unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state;
unfurl a banner
Synonyms: unroll
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