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unfix

[uhn-fiks]
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verb (used with object), un·fixed or un·fixt, un·fix·ing.
  1. to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach; loosen; free.
  2. to unsettle, as the mind, traditions, or habits.

Origin of unfix

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + fix
Related formsun·fix·ed·ness [uhn-fik-sid-nis, -fikst-nis] /ʌnˈfɪk sɪd nɪs, -ˈfɪkst nɪs/, noun
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Examples from the Web for unfix

Historical Examples

  • The order was marching by149 fours to fix or unfix bayonets.

    The heart of happy hollow

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Whereupon the Soudanese caught hold of the bayonet and tried to unfix it.

  • "There's only one thing to unfix the things I've stuck together," he said.

  • What mattered that to unfix those glittering stars would still tax both skill and patience!

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • The company officers ordered their men to unfix bayonets, and to help each other up the rocks.


British Dictionary definitions for unfix

unfix

verb (tr)
  1. to unfasten, detach, or loosen
  2. to unsettle or disturb
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