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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. 2017.
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  • The “boy” brought the liquor, while I commenced to unstrap and dry my Winchester.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • Just unstrap that writing-desk, and I will write a few lines.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • 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
  • Gilbert dropped on one knee beside a portmanteau, and began to unstrap it.

  • Once the tooth was up he was not greatly hurt, and, holding one of his own pistols to his head, I bade him unstrap the farmer.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • He had turned his back to unstrap the pack, when he heard a sound behind him.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
  • Then, without waiting to unstrap his skates, he came forward through the snow, his shotgun ready for use.

  • Here: don't be unkind, your Majesty: tell these fellows to unstrap me.

    Great Catherine George Bernard Shaw
  • Two more body armors moved up to me, one a woman, and began to unstrap me.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • 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

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