Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of unwrap.
  • n. The act or process by which something is unwrapped.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If you throw in unwrapping/wrapping batting gloves, trips to the mound, spitting and scratching ... you might be way north of 18 minutes.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Louise was ecstatic, waking up early and gleefully announcing that Santa had arrived, trying to tally the presents under the tree ( "about a million"), and urgently pestering us until we arose groggily from our bed to begin unwrapping them.

    "Dear Santa"

  • He wasted no time in unwrapping the chunk and biting it in half, leaving large teeth marks in his wake.

    stonetable.org » Jambalaya

  • Again, we would return to the notion of unwrapping a Doctor, but it wouldn't really be the Doctor, it would turn out to be something else, and as we tore off the paper over the course of the hour we would get to the core of the mystery and it would finally present the solution to the Cybermen's invasion and shock and surprise and thrill us.

    Behind the Sofa - The Collaborative Doctor Who Blog

  • Dr Hughes has produced an education kit for teachers about his experience of "unwrapping" the secrets of a mummy of a young woman who died around 715 BCE and reconstructing her face from x-ray images.

    Egyptology News

  • Apple's process for finding and buying software, which eliminates steps such as unwrapping a box, putting the disc in a drive, running a setup program and picking a place for the application on the computer's hard drive.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Howe said many consumers will prefer Apple's process for finding and buying software, which eliminates steps such as unwrapping a box, putting the disc in a drive, running a setup program and picking a place for the application on the computer's hard drive.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Puns about burlesque dancers and "unwrapping" are just too easy to make, so we'll ditch the cliches and recommend Sugar Shack's

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • I know, without the gift has none of the "unwrapping" surprise.

    BlogHer

  • "This design would inherently present a novel element to its 'unwrapping', intended to delight and surprise the consumer.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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