unfasten

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verb un·fas·ten \ˌən-ˈfa-sən\

Definition of unfasten

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make loose: such asa :  unpin, unbuckleb :  undo unfasten a buttonc :  detach unfasten a boat from its moorings

Examples of unfasten in a Sentence

  1. gently unfastened the strings of the baby's hood

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First Known Use of unfasten

14th century


UNFASTEN Defined for English Language Learners

unfasten

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verb

Definition of unfasten for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) loose


UNFASTEN Defined for Kids

unfasten

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verb un·fas·ten \ˌən-ˈfa-sən\

Definition of unfasten for Students

unfastened

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unfastening

  1. :  to make or become loose He unfastened the buckle.



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