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[uhn-strap] /ʌnˈstræp/
verb (used with object), unstrapped, unstrapping.
to take off or slacken the strap of.
Origin of unstrap
First recorded in 1820-30; un-2 + strap Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Just unstrap that writing-desk, and I will write a few lines.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • The “boy” brought the liquor, while I commenced to unstrap and dry my Winchester.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • Gilbert dropped on one knee beside a portmanteau, and began to unstrap it.

  • He therefore ordered the men to unstrap the cover and pull it around.

    L. P. M. J. Stewart Barney
  • He had turned his back to unstrap the pack, when he heard a sound behind him.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
  • Here: don't be unkind, your Majesty: tell these fellows to unstrap me.

    Great Catherine George Bernard Shaw
  • The merchant had to leave the horse where he fell, and unstrap the bag, take it on his back, and go home on foot.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • Things looked peaceful, and there was a warm sun, so I ventured to unstrap my kit-roll and spread my blankets out to dry.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. Erskine Childers
  • He began quickly to unstrap the canvas from behind the saddle, watching the clouds as he did so.

    The Man of the Desert Grace Livingston Hill
  • Thorvald went to work, but to Shann's surprise he did not unstrap the force-blade ax at his belt.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton

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