unbutton

[ uhn-buht-n ]
/ ʌnˈbʌt n /

verb (used with object)

to free (buttons) from buttonholes; unfasten or undo.
to unfasten by or as if by unbuttoning: to unbutton a jacket.
to disclose (one's feelings, thoughts, etc.) after deliberate or prolonged silence.

verb (used without object)

to unfasten a button or one's buttons.

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Origin of unbutton

First recorded in 1275–1325, unbutton is from the Middle English word unbotenen.See un-2, button

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British Dictionary definitions for unbutton

unbutton
/ (ʌnˈbʌtən) /

verb

to undo by unfastening (the buttons) of (a garment)
informal to release or relax (oneself, tension, etc)
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