unhook

verb un·hook \ ˌən-ˈhu̇k \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of unhook

transitive verb
1 : to remove from a hook
2 : to unfasten by disengaging a hook
3 : to free from a habit or dependency

Examples of unhook in a Sentence

  1. He unhooked the fish from the line.

  2. She reached behind her and unhooked her bra.

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First Known Use of unhook

1611


UNHOOK Defined for English Language Learners

unhook

verb

Definition of unhook for English Language Learners

  • : to remove (something) from a hook

  • : to open or remove (something that is attached with hooks)


UNHOOK Defined for Kids

unhook

verb un·hook \ ˌən-ˈhu̇k \

Definition of unhook for Students

unhooked; unhooking
1 : to remove from a hook
  • He unhooked the fish.
2 : to unfasten the hooks of
  • I unhooked my belt.


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