un·​link ˌən-ˈliŋk How to pronounce unlink (audio)
unlinked; unlinking; unlinks

transitive verb

: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect

intransitive verb

: to become detached

Examples of unlink in a Sentence

unlinked the railroad cars
Recent Examples on the Web For example, users can soon unlink Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Marketplace, and even Facebook games. Josh Hendrickson, PCMAG, 22 Jan. 2024 Enlarge Anadolu / Contributor | Anadolu Meta will allow some Facebook and Instagram users to unlink their accounts as part of the platform's efforts to comply with the European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) ahead of enforcement starting March 1. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 22 Jan. 2024 In each of them, look for an option to delete your information, log out of your accounts and unlink your vehicle. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 Are some of the apps refusing to unlink? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 On Monday, November 8th, Amazon will unlink all email accounts from Alexa. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 3 Nov. 2021 Moderates are attempting to unlink the two pieces of legislation in hopes of gathering more GOP support. Editors, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2021 Whatever is in the ZIL will be read in, aggregated into TXGs, committed to main storage, and then unlinked from the ZIL during the import process. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 8 May 2020 The emails also should have advised password resets not only for current accounts but also for NNIDs, as well as directions for unlinking the two. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 22 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unlink was in 1569

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“Unlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlink. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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un·​link ˌən-ˈliŋk How to pronounce unlink (audio)
: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect
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