[ uhn-klasp, -klahsp ]
/ ʌnˈklæsp, -ˈklɑsp /

verb (used with object)

to undo the clasp or clasps of; unfasten.
to release from the grasp: to unclasp a sword handle.

verb (used without object)

to become unclasped, as the hands or arms.
to release or relax the grasp.

Origin of unclasp

First recorded in 1520–30; un-2 + clasp
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British Dictionary definitions for unclasp


/ (ʌnˈklɑːsp) /


(tr) to unfasten the clasp of (something)
to release one's grip (upon an object)
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