un·​pin | \ ˌən-ˈpin How to pronounce unpin (audio) \
unpinned; unpinning; unpins

Definition of unpin

transitive verb

1 : to remove a pin from
2 : to loosen, free, or unfasten by or as if by removing a pin

Examples of unpin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of that discontent is personality-driven, such as in South Carolina, where Gov. Henry McMaster (R) is having trouble unpinning the label his opponents slapped on him as a corrupt insider. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Could anti-incumbent fever leave an opening for Democrats in Oklahoma and South Carolina governors races?," 26 June 2018 As a means of explanation, the 30-year-old from Mississippi unpinned her competition bib and flipped it around. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Chula Vista-based Reese wins world long jump title," 11 Aug. 2017 This is sabudana vada, one of a hundred snacks available at Mumbai Xpress in Floral Park on the eastern edge of Queens, where the buildings are slung low and the sky is unpinned and wide. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Mumbai Xpress, a Good Reason to Stray for a Snack," 25 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of unpin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unpin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpin. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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