Unhand Un*hand", v. t. [1st pref. un- + hand.] To loose from the hand; to let go. [1913 Webster]

Hold off! unhand me, gray beard loon! Eftsoons his hand dropped he. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • unhand — [unhand′] vt. to loose or release from the hand or hands or one s grasp; let go of …   English World dictionary

  • unhand — c.1600, to release from one s grasp, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + verbal derivative of HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unhand — ► VERB archaic or humorous ▪ release from one s grasp …   English terms dictionary

  • unhand — /un hand /, v.t. to take the hand or hands from; release from a grasp; let go: Unhand me, you wretched coward! [1595 1605; UN 2 + HAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • unhand — un|hand [ ʌn hænd ] verb transitive an old word meaning to stop touching or holding someone: Unhand me! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unhand — verb (T) old use to stop holding someone you have caught: Unhand me, sir! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhand — transitive verb Date: 1602 to remove the hand from ; let go …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unhand — verb /ʌnˈhænd/ To release from the hand; to let go. He holds him with his skinny hand …   Wiktionary

  • unhand — Synonyms and related words: cast loose, demobilize, discharge, dismiss, go bail for, grant bail to, leave go, let go, let go free, let loose, let loose of, let off, let out, parole, put on parole, release, unclasp, unclutch …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unhand — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. let go, release. See relinquishment …   English dictionary for students

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