Unlace
Unlace Un*lace", v. t. [1st un- + lace.] [1913 Webster] 1. To loose by undoing a lacing; as, to unlace a shoe. [1913 Webster]

2. To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to disgrace. [1913 Webster]

What's the matter, That you unlace your reputation thus? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To loose, and take off, as a bonnet from a sail, or to cast off, as any lacing in any part of the rigging of a vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


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  • unlace — [unlās′] vt. unlaced, unlacing 1. to undo or unfasten the laces of 2. to loosen or remove the clothing of …   English World dictionary

  • unlace — verb To remove the knot from laces; to undo laces. Unlace your shoes before taking them off. Ant: lace up …   Wiktionary

  • unlace — verb Unlace is used with these nouns as the object: ↑boot, ↑shoe, ↑trainer …   Collocations dictionary

  • unlace — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to loose by undoing a lacing 2. obsolete undo, disgrace …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unlace — /un lays /, v.t., unlaced, unlacing. 1. to loosen or undo the lacing or laces of (a pair of shoes, a corset, etc.). 2. to loosen or remove the garments of (a person) by or as if by undoing laces. [1300 50; ME unlacen. See UN 2, LACE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • unlace — v. undo or loosen laces on shoes or clothing …   English contemporary dictionary

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