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 When the pumpkin gets soft, simply unpin the plants, gently pry them from the moss and plant them in a pot with well-draining soil. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2021 Users can also unpin their own feed, hide it, or push it off to the side. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 21 Apr. 2021 To unpin a tab, right-click the tab and select Unpin. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 29 Mar. 2021 To unpin, swipe up from the bottom of the screen again, and your phone will go directly to the lock screen and ask you for your PIN, your pattern, or your pretty face to unlock it. David Nield, Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 25 Nov. 2016 See More

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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 16 May. 2022.

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