Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To disconnect the links of; unfasten.
  • transitive v. To separate as if by undoing links: unlink arms.
  • intransitive v. To become unfastened.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To decouple an item; to remove a link; to delink.
  • v. To delete a file.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

un- +‎ link (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    Hiveminds Magazine

  • 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 News.com

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

    PaulStamatiou.com

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

    WebDeveloper.com

  • 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)

  • 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

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

    Matthew Yglesias » Mass Transit is As American as Apple Pie

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

    Daddy's Little Money Pits

  • 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

  • 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

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