uncouple

verb
un·​cou·​ple | \ ˌən-ˈkə-pəl How to pronounce uncouple (audio) \
uncoupled; uncoupling; uncouples

Definition of uncouple

transitive verb

1 : to release (dogs) from a pair of joined collars
2 : detach, disconnect uncouple railroad cars

Other Words from uncouple

uncoupler \ ˌən-​ˈkə-​p(ə-​)lər How to pronounce uncouple (audio) \ noun

Examples of uncouple in a Sentence

They uncoupled the railroad cars. uncoupled the two railroad cars
Recent Examples on the Web All these factors, plus a springtime flocking into the outdoors, especially in the northern U.S., could help blunt a potential wave’s peak; some may even help uncouple a rise in infections from a secondary surge in hospitalizations and deaths. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2022 By releasing its guidance before the data used to justify it, the CDC didn't so much put the cart before the horse as uncouple them entirely. Joel Mathis, The Week, 30 July 2021 With their energy focused on Biden's agenda, Democrats backed down from a showdown over the debt limit in the government funding bill, deciding to uncouple the borrowing ceiling at the insistence of Republicans. Kevin Freking, ajc, 1 Oct. 2021 With their energy focused on Biden's agenda, Democrats backed down from a showdown over the debt limit in the government funding bill, deciding to uncouple the borrowing ceiling at the insistence of Republicans. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2021 With their energy focused on Biden’s agenda, Democrats backed down from a showdown over the debt limit in the government funding bill, deciding to uncouple the borrowing ceiling at the insistence of Republicans. Kevin Freking, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Sep. 2021 An attempt to uncouple the engine and car containing a safe and valuables was unsuccessful amid the shootout, and the robbers fled instead with some jewelry and cash. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 15 Aug. 2021 First, a big part of the complexity during the migration process is that each enterprise needs to determine the various technologies and applications operating in their data lake, and then figure out how to uncouple them and migrate them. Chetan Mathur, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Remote patient monitoring technologies also have another potential: to uncouple patients from their health workers, allowing theoretically limitless distance between the two. Neil Singh, Wired, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncouple

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

16 Apr 2022

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“Uncouple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncouple. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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