un·​as·​sist·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsi-stəd How to pronounce unassisted (audio) \

Definition of unassisted

1 : not assisted : lacking help
2 : made or performed without an assist an unassisted double play

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Recent Examples on the Web Cook had six tackles (four unassisted) in the Alamo Bowl upset of Utah. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Cornerback Anthony Cook announces he will transfer from Texas," 11 June 2020 While some survived unscathed, others were left without the ability to walk, sit up or even breathe unassisted. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "Much like COVID-19, polio shut down schools, public places in 1946; officials urged hand washing and social distancing," 9 May 2020 Once your sweetie can sit upright unassisted, the Joovy Spoon Walker will eliminate your need for a separate high chair. Popular Science, "Baby walkers to help your little one start cruising," 30 Apr. 2020 Ward scored unassisted on the power play with 2:59 left in the second. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, "Gritty Boston Latin, backboned by Ellen Linso, reaches Division 1 semifinals," 6 Mar. 2020 Get ready for bed: Your 4-year-old’s increasing dexterity allows her to help out in ways not possible before, by undoing buttons, opening toothpaste and even going to the toilet unassisted. New York Times, "The science of your 4-year-old," 18 Apr. 2020 If a patient needs more help, doctors can move up to what’s called a non-rebreather mask, which still requires a patient to be able to breathe unassisted but can deliver much higher concentrations of oxygen — up to 100%. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, "Ventilators Aren’t Going to Cure COVID-19. Here’s What They Can Do.," 15 Apr. 2020 But for seniors who cannot perform the basic tasks unassisted and who have little outside contact with the world, caretakers have no choice but to go to their homes, Breitbach said. Chase Difeliciantonio, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area caregivers face physical, financial peril assisting elderly clients," 4 Apr. 2020 Chevy offers four different tailgates, beginning with a manually locking unassisted setup, but the power 'gate is the most elaborate design yet. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Tailgate Party: Pickup Tailgate Features Ranked: Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, and Ram," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unassisted

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unassisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassisted. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unassisted

: without help or assistance
sports : done without help from another player

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