un·​clip ˌən-ˈklip How to pronounce unclip (audio)
unclipped; unclipping

transitive verb

: to detach or unfasten from a clip
unclip a rope

Examples of unclip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This design automatically creates a convenient carry handle (just be careful not to unclip the buckle) and makes for a secure fit whether or not the bag is filled completely. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 The wide, supportive straps unclip at the cup to easily nurse in between reps, and the stretchy material keeps everything in check without being too tight. Mallory Creveling, Women's Health, 27 Mar. 2023 But for all those summer weddings and baby showers that are a bit more formal, simply unclip the chain and carry it as a clutch. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 Walking through the rows of irrigated beds, Flores bends his tall frame to unclip a shade cloth covering rows of green and purple leaves. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 In the dawn hours, while Evonitz was asleep, Kara was able to free one hand from a pair of handcuffs and unclip a leg restraint. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 17 Feb. 2022 For some reason, the left one was really hard to unclip from the pedal. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 1 Nov. 2021 But kites, even here, cannot turn into magical jellyfish that unclip from their line and fly, alive, into the woods. oregonlive, 18 Oct. 2021 Without waiting for a supervisor to help, Couser broke protocol and opened the first gate, according to Big Cat Rescue, and reached into the cage to unclip the second one. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unclip was in 1874

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“Unclip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclip. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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