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

Definition of unclip

transitive verb

: to detach or unfasten from a clip unclip a rope

Examples of unclip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simply unclip the bag, slip the frame out of fabric flaps near the shoulder, extend the fabric sling at the bottom, load up, and clip back in. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Backpacking Backpacks, Tested," 12 Mar. 2020 Tie off the ends with a clear elastic, and unclip the rest of your hair. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Here's Exactly How to Create This Insanely Cool Coachella Braid," 21 Apr. 2018 To finish, unclip the top half of the hair and backcomb to create volume. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Get Kate Moss' '60s-Inspired Bouffant," 11 June 2014

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First Known Use of unclip

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Unclip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclip. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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