unhitch

[ uhn-hich ]
/ ʌnˈhɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to free from attachment; unfasten: to unhitch a locomotive from a train.

verb (used without object)

to become uncoupled or unfastened.

Nearby words

  1. unhesitatingly,
  2. unhindered,
  3. unhinge,
  4. unhinged,
  5. unhip,
  6. unholy,
  7. unhood,
  8. unhook,
  9. unhoped,
  10. unhoped-for

Origin of unhitch

First recorded in 1615–25; un-2 + hitch1

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Word Origin and History for unhitch

unhitch

v.

1620s, from un- (2) + hitch (v.). Related: Unhitched; unhitching.

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