un·​bind | \ ˌən-ˈbīnd How to pronounce unbind (audio) \
unbound\ ˌən-​ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce unbound (audio) \; unbinding

Definition of unbind

transitive verb

1 : to remove a band from : free from fastenings : untie, unfasten
2 : to set free : release

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Examples of unbind in a Sentence

She managed to unbind her hands. a newly elected democratic government whose first act was to unbind the nation's vast horde of political prisoners
Recent Examples on the Web Despite becoming the first president ever to receive votes from both parties to convict and remove him from office in an impeachment trial, President Donald Trump today woke up in the White House unbound. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "Trump Now Has the Senate GOP's Blessing to Undermine Democracy," 6 Feb. 2020 His is a generosity unbound by rules, regulations and codes. Los Angeles Times, "Column: What if I were homeless? An immersion course in empathy in San Francisco’s Tenderloin," 14 Sep. 2019 The other frontier unbound by international law is space. Melissa K. Chan, Time, "China and the U.S Are Fighting a Major Battle Over Killer Robots and the Future of AI," 13 Sep. 2019 Its vistas, forests and canyons are branded in the nation’s imagination, an expanse where the soul is unbound across 450 million acres of public lands. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The American West is dying. Christopher Ketcham’s ‘This Land’ is a rallying cry to save it," 26 July 2019 The metal can unbind from sentiment in low oxygen areas, creating foul-smelling, yellow water, that’s expensive to treat. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, "EPA announces new program designed to clean up Great Lakes," 19 July 2019 The thought of bringing AI into an area where, by its very definition, the problem is unbound was really intriguing. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "IBM's Jeopardy-Winning AI Is Now Ready to Debate You," 19 June 2018 Trump imagines that America unbound, shaking hands or giving the finger, depending upon short-term interests and Presidential whims, will flourish among the other rogues. George Packer, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump Goes Rogue," 17 June 2018 Jesus descends and breaks down the doors of hell, unbinds the prisoners and leads the just to heaven. Greg Garrison, AL.com, "Did Jesus 'Descend into Hell' after his death?," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unbind

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbind. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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un·​bind | \ ˌən-ˈbīnd How to pronounce unbind (audio) \
unbound\ -​ˈbau̇nd \; unbinding

Kids Definition of unbind

1 : to remove a band from : untie
2 : to set free

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