from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To disconnect the links of; unfasten.
  • intransitive verb To separate as if by undoing links.
  • intransitive verb To become unfastened.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To separate the links of; loose, as something fastened by a link; unfasten; untwist; uncoil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To separate or undo, as links; to uncoil; to unfasten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To decouple an item; to remove a link; to delink.
  • verb transitive, computing, Unix To delete a file.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ link


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  • The old port owner stays linked to the port and have to call unlink (Port) if this is not desired.

    Hiveminds Magazine 2009

  • I understand there are some who don't want this type of mass integration (I ran into this problem myself when syncing my Facebook contacts), and I think Palm needs to find a better way to filter or "unlink" contacts, but overall, I found more value in this feature than not.

    CNET 2009

  • However, Dropbox does get points for having the ability to "unlink" a computer. 2008

  • "unlink" command without any success so I wounder: what am I doing wrong? 2010

  • Others, such as Arun Gandhi, the grandson of India's Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi, said it was the right thing to do to unlink terror and Islam

    Bill O'Reilly's fight with the ladies of 'The View' (Video) Melissa Bell 2010

  • Remove/unlink accounts: Previously, you needed to drill down into a client account to unlink it from your MCC.

    A new My Client Center interface 2009

  • No, a statement based on knowledge, unlink your ignorant ramblings.

    Matthew Yglesias » Mass Transit is As American as Apple Pie 2010

  • It is up to the family to decide when to "unlink."

    Daddy's Little Money Pits 2010

  • Using renewable energy not only addresses the need to unlink our lives from fossil fuel but also allows the lift to be used away from mains electricity.

    Matthew Lloyd's innovation: the zero-carbon lift 2010

  • He shifted at that point, turning into a beast that ripped the head off one Belador before they realized what he was and had a chance to unlink.

    Blood Trinity Sherrilyn Kenyon 2010


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