Uncoil
Uncoil \Un*coil"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + coil.] To unwind or open, as a coil of rope. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

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  • uncoil — index spread Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uncoil — ► VERB ▪ straighten from a coiled or curled position …   English terms dictionary

  • uncoil — [un koil′] vt., vi. [ UN + COIL1] to unwind or release from being coiled …   English World dictionary

  • uncoil — [[t]ʌ̱nkɔ͟ɪl[/t]] uncoils, uncoiling, uncoiled V ERG If something uncoils or if you uncoil it, it becomes straight after it has been wound or curled up. If someone who is curled up uncoils, they move so that their body becomes straight. [V n] He… …   English dictionary

  • uncoil — UK [ʌnˈkɔɪl] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms uncoil : present tense I/you/we/they uncoil he/she/it uncoils present participle uncoiling past tense uncoiled past participle uncoiled if something uncoils, or if you uncoil it, it… …   English dictionary

  • uncoil — un|coil [ʌnˈkɔıl] v [I and T] if you uncoil something, or if it uncoils, it stretches out straight after being wound around in a circle ▪ Slowly, the snake uncoiled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncoil — un|coil [ ʌn kɔıl ] verb intransitive or transitive if something uncoils, or if you uncoil it, it becomes straight after being wrapped around something or curled: She sat down, uncoiling her scarf from around her neck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uncoil — verb (I, T) if you uncoil something, or if it uncoils, it stretches out straight, after being wound around in a circle: Slowly the snake uncoiled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncoil — Date: 1713 transitive verb to release from a coiled state ; unwind intransitive verb to become uncoiled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncoil — /un koyl /, v.t., v.i. to unwind from a coiled position. [1705 15; UN 2 + COIL1] * * * …   Universalium

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