unclasp

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verb un·clasp \ˌən-ˈklasp\

Definition of unclasp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to open the clasp of unclasp a purse

  3. 2 :  to open or cause to be opened unclasp a clenched hand

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to loosen a hold

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