unfasten
transitive verb Date: 14th century to make loose: as a. unpin, unbuckle b. undo <
unfasten a button
>
c. detach <
unfasten a boat from its moorings
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unfasten — Un*fas ten, v. t. [1st pref. un + fasten.] To loose; to unfix; to unbind; to untie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfasten — index detach, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disjoint, free, liberate, remove (eliminate) …   Law dictionary

  • unfasten — early 13c., from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + FASTEN (Cf. fasten) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfasten — ► VERB ▪ open the fastening of; undo …   English terms dictionary

  • unfasten — [un fas′ən] vt. to open or make loose; untie, unlock, undo, etc. vi. to become unfastened …   English World dictionary

  • unfasten — UK [ʌnˈfɑːs(ə)n] / US [ʌnˈfæs(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms unfasten : present tense I/you/we/they unfasten he/she/it unfastens present participle unfastening past tense unfastened past participle unfastened to move the part that holds… …   English dictionary

  • unfasten — [[t]ʌ̱nfɑ͟ːs(ə)n, fæ̱s(ə)n[/t]] unfastens, unfastening, unfastened VERB If you unfasten something that is closed, tied, or held together, or if you unfasten the thing holding it, you loosen or remove the thing holding it. [V n] When Ted was six… …   English dictionary

  • unfasten — verb Unfasten is used with these nouns as the object: ↑belt, ↑buckle, ↑button, ↑catch, ↑clip, ↑handcuffs, ↑harness, ↑seat belt, ↑strap …   Collocations dictionary

  • unfasten — v. 1) (D; tr.) to unfasten from 2) (misc.) to come unfastened * * * [ʌn fɑːs(ə)n] (D;tr.) to unfastenfrom (misc.) to come unfastened …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unfasten — un|fas|ten [ ʌn fæsn ] verb transitive to move the part that holds something together, especially on a piece of clothing or a belt: UNDO: It is now safe to unfasten your seatbelts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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