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unbuckle

[uhn-buhk-uh l]
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verb (used without object), un·buck·led, un·buck·ling.
  1. to unfasten the buckle or buckles of.
verb (used without object), un·buck·led, un·buck·ling.
  1. to undo a buckle.

Origin of unbuckle

First recorded in 1350–1400, unbuckle is from the Middle English word unboclen. See un-2, buckle
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v.

late 14c., from un- (2) "reverse of" + buckle (v.1). Related: Unbuckled; unbuckling.

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