Date: 1530 transitive verb 1. to open the clasp of 2. to open or cause to be opened (as a clenched hand) intransitive verb to loosen a hold

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  • Unclasp — Un*clasp , v. t. [1st pref. un + clasp.] To loose the clasp of; to open, as something that is fastened, or as with, a clasp; as, to unclasp a book; to unclasp one s heart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclasp — index disengage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unclasp — ► VERB 1) unfasten (a clasp or similar device). 2) release the grip of …   English terms dictionary

  • unclasp — [unklasp′] vt. 1. to unfasten the clasp of 2. to release from a clasp or grasp vi. 1. to become unfastened 2. to relax the grasp …   English World dictionary

  • unclasp — /un klasp , klahsp /, v.t. 1. to undo the clasp or clasps of; unfasten. 2. to release from the grasp: to unclasp a sword handle. v.i. 3. to become unclasped, as the hands or arms. 4. to release or relax the grasp. [1520 30; UN 2 + CLASP] * * * …   Universalium

  • unclasp — verb a) To release the clasp from something b) To become unfastened …   Wiktionary

  • unclasp — Synonyms and related words: cast off, detach, disengage, doff, free, leave go, let go, let loose of, liberate, loose, loosen, release, remove, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbuckle, unbutton, unchain, unclutch, undo, unfasten, unfetter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unclasp — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To free from ties or fasteners: disengage, loose, loosen, slip, unbind, undo, unfasten, unloose, unloosen, untie. See TIGHTEN …   English dictionary for students

  • unclasp — v. open the clasp of; unfasten; release the grasp; become unclasped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unclasp — verb 1》 unfasten (a clasp or similar device). 2》 release the grip of …   English new terms dictionary

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