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 In collaboration with Avid, Amazon Studios will untether their editorial process to allow creative work to happen from almost anywhere, and centralize the editorial and content workflows in the cloud. Peter Caranicas, Variety, 2 Aug. 2022 Senate Democrats are preparing to untether the chip provisions from a larger legislative package that included proposals targeting China’s anti-competitive business practices. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 15 July 2022 The invasion prompted a flurry of western sanctions against Moscow along with an effort by European nations to untether themselves from Russian fossil fuels. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Thanks in large part to the potency of vaccines, infections have continued to untether from serious illnesses; speedy diagnostics and treatments have made a big dent as well. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 Apr. 2022 Investors and analysts have been pressuring Ford to untether its EV business from its legacy vehicles, but the Ford family is unlikely to completely liberate one business or the other. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 2 Mar. 2022 The pandemic prompted companies to become more flexible and allow Americans to untether themselves from their desks and relieve the burden of long commutes. Michael Plummer, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Maybe promising deets on Travis -- and then killing him -- was a way to sucker Nat in and then untether her from one of the few living people who loved her. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 16 Jan. 2022 Children are prized for their small and nimble fingers, able to untether and mend nets. Lisa Kristine, CNN, 3 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of untether

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untether was circa 1775

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8 Aug 2022

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“Untether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untether. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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