unbind
transitive verb (unbound; -binding) Date: before 12th century 1. to remove a band from ; free from fastenings ; untie, unfasten 2. to set free ; release

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  • Unbind — Un*bind , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Unbound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Unbinding}.] [AS. unbindan. See {Un }, and {Bind}.] To remove a band from; to set free from shackles or fastenings; to unite; to unfasten; to loose; as, unbind your fillets; to unbind a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbind — [unbīnd′] vt. unbound, unbinding [ME unbinden < OE unbindan: see UN & BIND] 1. to untie; unfasten 2. to free from bonds or restraints; release …   English World dictionary

  • unbind — index break (separate), disband, disencumber, disengage, disenthrall, dissociate, divide (separate) …   Law dictionary

  • unbind — (v.) O.E. unbindan, to free from binding, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + BIND (Cf. bind) (v.). Cf. Ger. entbinden, Du. ontbinden. Literal and figurative senses both present in Old English. Suæ huæt ðu unbindes ofer eorðu bið unbunden in heofnum.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • unbind — [[t]ʌ̱nba͟ɪnd[/t]] unbinds, unbinding, unbound VERB If you unbind something or someone, you take off a piece of cloth, string, or rope that has been tied round them. [V n] She became very well known for her reforming zeal in unbinding the feet of …   English dictionary

  • unbind — /un buynd /, v.t., unbound, unbinding. 1. to release from bonds or restraint, as a prisoner; free. 2. to unfasten or loose, as a bond or tie. [bef. 950; ME unbinden, OE unbindan; c. G entbinden. See UN 2, BIND] * * * …   Universalium

  • unbind — verb /ʌnˈbaɪnd/ a) To take bindings off. b) To set free from a debt, contract or promise …   Wiktionary

  • Unbind — Срывать (переплётную крышку с книги) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • unbind — Synonyms and related words: cast off, detach, discharge, disengage, doff, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, remove, take off, unbar, unbolt, unbridle, unbuckle, unbutton, uncage, unchain, unclasp, undo, unfasten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unbind — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To untie] Syn. unfasten, disengage, unchain; see free 1 , liberate 2 . 2. [To forgive] Syn. release, clear, liberate; see excuse . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To free from ties or fasteners: disengage, loose, loosen, slip …   English dictionary for students

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