- to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.).
- to let loose or set free; free from restraint.
- to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, etc.); unfasten.
Origin of unloose
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Examples from the Web for unloose
After the captain left him, he struggled hard to unloose the cords which bound him.Brave and Bold
I have a large, hundred-ounce poke of dust, and I unloose the thong.The Trail of '98</p>
Robert W. Service
Shirley would untie the knots or cut the rope or get someone to unloose her.Rosemary
Some of them had it tied up behind like women, and now proceeded to unloose it.The Bertrams</p>
I made a feeble attempt to unloose her hands and draw myself up.A Pessimist
- to set free; release
- to loosen or relax (a hold, grip, etc)
- to unfasten or untie
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Word Origin and History for unloose
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