unfasten

verb
un·​fas·​ten | \ ˌən-ˈfa-sᵊn How to pronounce unfasten (audio) \
unfastened; unfastening; unfastens

Definition of unfasten

transitive verb

: to make loose: such as
b : undo unfasten a button
c : detach unfasten a boat from its moorings

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Examples of unfasten in a Sentence

gently unfastened the strings of the baby's hood
Recent Examples on the Web To change their configuration, simply unfasten the straps' metal buttons, thread them through the bag's loops as desired, and button them back up. Tess Garcia, Travel + Leisure, 22 July 2021 Passengers must also be able to fasten and unfasten their seat harness in less than 15 seconds, spend up to an hour and a half strapped into the capsule with the hatch closed, and withstand up to 5.5G in force during descent. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 15 July 2021 He was stuck behind the steering wheel of his truck, unable to unfasten his seat belt. John Kessler, ajc, 23 June 2021 The microscopes are too rare, too fragile, and too historically important to just unfasten and remove the lenses, so Cocquyt and colleagues had to find a nondestructive way to get a closer look. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 15 May 2021 Other requirements include being able to climb seven flights of stairs -- the height of the launch tower -- in under 90 seconds, being able to fasten or unfasten a seat harness in under 15 seconds, and hear and understand instructions in English. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 May 2021 Passengers must also be able to fasten and unfasten their seat harness in less than 15 seconds, spend up to an hour and a half strapped into the capsule with the hatch closed, and withstand up to 5.5G in force during descent. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 5 May 2021 And don't forget to unfasten buttons on shirt sleeves or collars as well. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2020 At another point in the footage, a politician is seen taking off his jacket and then unfastening his tie and shirt collar in anticipation of becoming involved in the brawl. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unfasten

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“Unfasten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfasten. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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unfasten

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unfasten

: to make (something) loose

unfasten

verb
un·​fas·​ten | \ ˌən-ˈfa-sᵊn How to pronounce unfasten (audio) \
unfastened; unfastening

Kids Definition of unfasten

: to make or become loose He unfastened the buckle.

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