unhitch

verb
un·​hitch | \ˌən-ˈhich \
unhitched; unhitching; unhitches

Definition of unhitch 

transitive verb

: to free from or as if from being hitched

Examples of unhitch in a Sentence

We unhitched the trailer from the car.

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Hawken, who formerly lived in New Zealand, is proposing unhitching the trailer to leave it in place for three seasons and renting four spaces instead of two. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food truck Drift hopes to expand its footprint in the Third Ward," 12 Apr. 2018 Even as North Carolina unhitched from its conservative Southern heritage in the past decade and became a battleground state — President Obama won here in 2008 — Republicans were taking over state government. Richard Fausset And Trip Gabriel, New York Times, "North Carolina’s Partisan Rift Widens in Fight Over Governor’s Powers," 15 Dec. 2016 After three hours, Maddin unhitched the trailer and drove away, despite his employer’s order to stay with the cargo. Susan Shelley, Orange County Register, "Put the brakes on mandate that’s unfair to California truckers," 26 Mar. 2017 A sentence with a missing comma is a horse trailer coming unhitched on a highway at 70 miles per hour. Sam Anderson, New York Times, "New Sentences: From ‘Reticent Sonnet,’ by Anne Carson," 21 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unhitch

1706, in the meaning defined above

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unhired

unhistorical

unhit

unhitch

unhive

unholily

unhollowed

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unhitch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unhitch

: to disconnect (something) that is attached to something else by a knot, hook, or hitch

unhitch

verb
un·​hitch | \ˌən-ˈhich \
unhitched; unhitching

Kids Definition of unhitch

: to free from being hitched Unhitch the horses.

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