un·​hook | \ ˌən-ˈhu̇k How to pronounce unhook (audio) \
unhooked; unhooking; unhooks

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

He unhooked the fish from the line. She reached behind her and unhooked her bra.
Recent Examples on the Web If Russia declined to participate in the ISS and went so far as to unhook its modules, could the rest of the nations involved keep the station in orbit? Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 10 Mar. 2022 In late February, as Russian troops massed at the border and the world held its breath, engineers at Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s electrical grid operator, were preparing to unhook the nation’s power supply from its neighbors. Gregory Barber, Wired, 10 Mar. 2022 In nine hours, Katie or Matt will return to unhook their son. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2022 Don’t drag the fish to the silty, muddy, sandy river bank to unhook or photograph it before release. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 Numerous 9-inch fish came to hand and McKenna had no issues with using her long nails to her advantage to unhook fish and put on bait and grab the fish. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 5 Dec. 2021 Amazon might be able to lean on its own services unit to unhook itself from the supply chain constraints holding back revenue growth now. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 29 Oct. 2021 Amal's dress seemed to have snagged against her stiletto, leaving George to hold onto his wife as nearby handlers helped unhook the hem of her dress from her shoe. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Oct. 2021 The man tried to unhook the shark, but was bitten on both hands, Malphurs said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 30 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unhook

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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un·​hook | \ ˌən-ˈhu̇k How to pronounce unhook (audio) \
unhooked; unhooking

Kids Definition of unhook

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

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