unclinch
transitive verb Date: 1598 unclench

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unclinch — Un*clinch , v. t. [1st pref. un + clinch.] To cause to be no longer clinched; to open; as, to unclinch the fist. [Written also {unclench}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclinch — index break (separate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unclinch — un·clinch …   English syllables

  • unclinch — v.tr. & intr. release or become released from a clinch …   Useful english dictionary

  • unclench — Unclinch Un*clinch , v. t. [1st pref. un + clinch.] To cause to be no longer clinched; to open; as, to unclinch the fist. [Written also {unclench}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unclench — Un*clench , v. t. Same as {Unclinch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclench — /un klench /, v.t., v.i. to open or become opened from a clenched state. Also, unclinch /un klinch /. [1300 50; ME unclenchen. See UN 2, CLENCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • break — / brāk/ vb broke / brōk/, bro·ken, / brō kən/, break·ing, / brā kiŋ/ vt 1 a: violate transgress break the law …   Law dictionary

  • unclench — v. a. Unclinch, open …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • disengage — v loosen, loose, unfasten, detach, unhook, unattach; unbuckle, unclinch, unhitch, unclasp, uncouple; disjoin, disunite, divide, divorce; unloose, free, liberate, set free, disinvolve, disentwine; unbolt, unbar, unlock, unlatch; unpin, unfix,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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