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unhand

[ uhn-hand ]
/ ʌnˈhænd /
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verb (used with object)
to take the hand or hands from; release from a grasp; let go: Unhand me, you wretched coward!
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Origin of unhand

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-2 + hand
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British Dictionary definitions for unhand

unhand
/ (ʌnˈhænd) /

verb
(tr) archaic, or literary to release from the grasp
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