unroll

Part of speech: verb

To spread or open ( something rolled up); exhibit to view.

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Usage examples "unroll":

  1. The wrappers unroll to a degree that varies perceptibly as between the different hotels. - "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
  2. On the 17th of March, in a moment of gaiety and good humour, he desired me to unroll Chauchard's great map of Italy. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. To Owens, sitting in his library in an American colliery town, the long story of civilization seemed to unroll before his eyes and, everywhere, possession of gold brought power and fame. - "The Boy With the U.S. Miners", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.