un·​teth·​er | \ ˌən-ˈte-t͟hər How to pronounce untether (audio) \
untethered; untethering; untethers

Definition of untether

transitive verb

: to free from or as if from a tether

Examples of untether in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, despite our ability to fully untether from the office, the need to bring workers together for the sake of personal and professional discussion, enrichment, and collaboration will bring us back. Mark Flickinger, Forbes, 1 June 2021 For families that have decided to untether fully and work remotely both before and during the pandemic, the ultimate beneficiary of that ability to blur the lines while maintaining boundaries are kids, says Carey. Peter Lane Taylor, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Republicans countered that students were suffering academic and behavioral problems in districts that had yet to untether themselves from virtual-only learning, which started in March 2020. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2021 This stylish and compact induction cooktop from Cuisinart is the ultimate way to untether yourself from your stove and expand your countertop or any other available workspace in your kitchen into a usable pan-heating area. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 24 Nov. 2020 Coach Bill Belichick has never used a first-round pick to select a quarterback, but finally untethered from Brady, the Patriots could do something bold such as trade up and select Herbert. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2020 The prominence afforded this work overwhelms everything here, even a sublime NASA photograph from 1984 of the astronaut Bruce McCandless II floating untethered in space. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2020 In the wake of the charges, a coalition of supervisors, led by Matt Haney, have called for yet another probe to be conducted by an outside firm untethered to city government. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, 10 Feb. 2020 In New Hampshire this week, no one can miss the fact that the senators are back in the arena -- untethered from Washington and the impeachment trial -- and fighting like crazy. Rick Klein And, ABC News, 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of untether

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Untether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untether. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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