un·​hitch | \ ˌən-ˈhich How to pronounce unhitch (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web And then in time, try to unhitch decision-making from getting upset or overinvested altogether … but, one step at a time. Washington Post, 20 June 2021 At the field, the ATV comes off the trailer, which gets unhitched from the truck and hitched to the ATV. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 16 Mar. 2020 But unfortunately, no matter how much love and promise a couple starts out with, relationships can sour, and couples end up getting unhitched for a number of reasons. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 8 Aug. 2019 Kickstand: This feature will provide more stability for your pup entering and exiting if the trailer is unhitched from the bike. Nicole Forsyth, The Mercury News, 6 June 2019 While shopping at the popular remodeling store, ReFab, a thief unhitched the 12-ft tall home from Meagan Panu's car, and drove away with her property. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 19 Dec. 2018 Travel trailers are good for campers who want to unhitch and store the camper more easily when not in use, and a plethora of options means that there is something for everyone. Megan Barber, Curbed, 16 Aug. 2018 Though Jason was able to unhitch his truck from the blazing trailer, the vehicle itself sustained damage as well, the Journal reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, 19 July 2018 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, 12 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unhitch

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhitch. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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un·​hitch | \ ˌən-ˈhich How to pronounce unhitch (audio) \
unhitched; unhitching

Kids Definition of unhitch

: to free from being hitched Unhitch the horses.

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