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unhook

[ uhn-hook ]
/ ʌnˈhʊk /
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verb (used with object)
to detach by or as if by releasing a hook: to unhook a tractor from a trailer.
to unfasten or open by undoing a hook or hooks: to unhook a door; to unhook a corset.
verb (used without object)
to become unhooked.
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Origin of unhook

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + hook1
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British Dictionary definitions for unhook

unhook
/ (ʌnˈhʊk) /

verb
(tr) to remove (something) from a hook
(tr) to unfasten the hook of (a dress, etc)
(intr) to become unfastened or be capable of unfasteningthe dress wouldn't unhook
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