unhitch
transitive verb Date: 1706 to free from or as if from being hitched

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unhitch — un*hitch , v. t. [1st pref. un + hitch.] To free from being hitched, or as if from being hitched; to unfasten; to loose; as, to unhitch a horse, or a trace. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • unhitch — 1620s, from UN (Cf. un) (2) + HITCH (Cf. hitch) (v.). Related: Unhitched; unhitching …   Etymology dictionary

  • unhitch — [un hich′] vt. 1. to free from a hitch 2. to unfasten; release; detach …   English World dictionary

  • unhitch — UK [ʌnˈhɪtʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms unhitch : present tense I/you/we/they unhitch he/she/it unhitches present participle unhitching past tense unhitched past participle unhitched to remove something from the thing that is holding or… …   English dictionary

  • unhitch — /un hich /, v.t. 1. to free from attachment; unfasten: to unhitch a locomotive from a train. v.i. 2. to become uncoupled or unfastened. [1615 25; UN 2 + HITCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • unhitch — verb To disconnect; to detach; to undo that which is hitched …   Wiktionary

  • unhitch — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. unhook, unfasten, untie, disengage, detach, unloose, loosen, unbuckle, unstrap, release, unharness, uncouple, free, take out of the traces. Ant. fasten*, hitch, couple. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. unfasten, detach,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unhitch — un|hitch [ʌnˈhıtʃ] v [T] to unfasten something that is joined to something else …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unhitch — un|hitch [ ʌn hıtʃ ] verb transitive to remove something from the thing that is holding or fastening it: He s just unhitching the trailer. She unhitched her skirt, that had caught on the fence. get unhitched AMERICAN INFORMAL to get divorced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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