unlace

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verb un·lace \ˌən-ˈlās\

Definition of unlace

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to loose by undoing a lacing

  3. 2 obsolete :  undo, disgrace

14th Century

First Known Use of unlace

14th century


UNLACE Defined for English Language Learners

unlace

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verb un·lace \ˌən-ˈlās\

Definition of unlace for English Language Learners

  • : to loosen or pull out the laces of (a shoe, boot, etc.)


UNLACE Defined for Kids

unlace

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verb un·lace \ˌən-ˈlās\

Definition of unlace for Students

unlaced

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unlacing

  1. :  to undo the laces of unlace a shoe

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