unbuckle

verb
un·​buck·​le | \ ˌən-ˈbə-kəl How to pronounce unbuckle (audio) \
unbuckled; unbuckling

Definition of unbuckle

transitive verb

: to loose the buckle of : unfasten

intransitive verb

1 : to loosen buckles
2 : relax

Examples of unbuckle in a Sentence

She unbuckled her seat belt.
Recent Examples on the Web The mother told investigators the child knows how to unbuckle himself and get out of the car. Fox News, 21 June 2022 Gonzalez also said that the child has the ability to unbuckle himself, but said the mother was using a loaner car. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 24 June 2022 After the interview, Yahritza, Jairo and Mando unbuckle their black carrying cases to reveal their instruments. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Once there, passengers and crew can unbuckle themselves to experience weightlessness for about three minutes before returning back to their home planet. Algernon D'ammassa, USA TODAY, 10 July 2021 The home plate umpire approached Megill and asked him to hand over his glove and hat and unbuckle his belt. Eric Levenson, CNN, 24 June 2021 The headroom is considerable, with ample space above the couches in which to unbuckle and float during the brief weightless portion of the trip. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 7 June 2021 The experience will last about 11 minutes, during which the capsule will pass the Karman Line and the astronauts will be able to unbuckle their seatbelts and float in zero gravity for about three minutes. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 12 June 2021 Passengers will be allowed to unbuckle and move around the cabin during the weightless period, Blue Origin said. Doug Cameron, WSJ, 12 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unbuckle

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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10 Jul 2022

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“Unbuckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuckle. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for unbuckle

unbuckle

verb
un·​buck·​le | \ ˌən-ˈbə-kəl How to pronounce unbuckle (audio) \
unbuckled; unbuckling

Kids Definition of unbuckle

: to unfasten the buckle of (as a belt)

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Nglish: Translation of unbuckle for Spanish Speakers

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