wind off

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wind off

To uncoil or untwist something off (of something else). A noun or pronoun can be used between "wind" and "off." Wind the cable off the spool slowly. You've got to be careful when you wind off the film from one reel and onto another.
See also: off, wind

wind something off

to unreel or unwind something. He wound the rope off, little by little, until he had as much as he needed. Karen wound off as much as she needed.
See also: off, wind