Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To separate the connected parts of.
  • intransitive v. To become loosened or separated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To loose; to unfix; to unbind; to untie; figuratively, to detach from any connecting link or agency; to disconnect.
  • v. To come untied or unloosed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To loose; to unfix; to unbind; to untie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To loose; unfix; unbind; untie; figuratively, to detach from any connecting link or agency; disconnect.
  • To come untied or unloosed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to become undone
  • v. become undone or untied

Etymologies

un- +‎ fasten (Wiktionary)

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