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
One of the Indians stepped up and proceeded to unfasten his pack-straps.
He let her go long enough to unfasten his necklace.
All those little frog fastenings—he itched to unfasten them one by one.
I nodded and knelt down to unfasten the latches of the metal box.
After promising discipline and reduced spending amid inflation concerns this past year, some are concerned that the government will unfasten its moorings, using the European crisis to boost spending again.
If that means you have to unfasten additional buttons on your shirt, so be it.
All she could do was smile as he began to unfasten the buttons at the sides of his breeches.
Tangled, entwined, unable to move inside his own body and not able to unfasten his muscles to save himself, he looked into those eyes of Mr. Beck, he must have, the very ones in the picture; but the old man had no intentions of killing him, yet that would be the only mercy he was granted, if that indeed can be called mercy: for the ugly part had not yet taken place.
He saw Mataara, a fathom deep, unfasten herself from the dead pirate and swim upward.
"Several months from now, I intend to unfasten my bodice, but right now I have to go manage the farm in your absence."