undock

verb
un·​dock | \ˌən-ˈdäk \
undocked; undocking; undocks

Definition of undock 

intransitive verb

: to move away from a dock (as at sailing time)

transitive verb

: uncouple undock the shuttle from the space station

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When undocked, the controller reportedly gets around 2 to 6 hours of battery life, depending on how intense the game is. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Nintendo Switch Hands On: Weird Like Only Nintendo Can Be," 13 Jan. 2017 When undocking the controller, the game migrates from your TV to the capacitive 720p screen nearly instantaneously. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Nintendo Switch Hands On: Weird Like Only Nintendo Can Be," 13 Jan. 2017 According to Frisk, Russian research vessels off the Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian coasts also undock mini-submarines for surveillance and warfare preparations, and investigate the seabed and hydrographic conditions. Elisabeth Braw, Newsweek, "The Secret Norwegian Submarine Base Being Rented by the Russians," 19 Mar. 2015 After about a month attached to the space station, the Dragon will undock and return to Earth with a splashdown in the Pacific. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Fruit Flies and Mice to Get New Home on Space Station, at Least Temporarily," 2 June 2017 The Space Shuttle will undock at 7:33 am EST Wednesday morning for its return to Kennedy Space Center on Saturday June 14th, 11 am. Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, WIRED, "Astronauts Float in Largest Space Jam Ever," 9 June 2008 The Dragon capsule launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 3 and undocked from the ISS on July 2. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SpaceX to try again for rocket launch tonight," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of undock

1750, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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