to free from attachment; unfasten: to unhitch a locomotive from a train.
to become uncoupled or unfastened.
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How to use unhitch in a sentence
I took a good gap and a stretch, and was just going to unhitch and start when I heard a sound away over the water.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Among others Slavin sauntered up good-naturedly, making himself agreeable to Sandy and those who were helping to unhitch his team.Black Rock | Ralph Connor
While the water was heating, Mrs. Vernon showed the girls how to hitch and unhitch Hepsy.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
First let me unhitch him, I cried, seizing the spirited beast by the bridle.The Funny Side of Physic | A. D. Crabtre
Frenzied fingers unhitch the poor frozen brute and drag it from the water.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service