- to loosen or undo the lacing or laces of (a pair of shoes, a corset, etc.).
- to loosen or remove the garments of (a person) by or as if by undoing laces.
Origin of unlace
Related Words for unlaceslacken, relax, ease, loose, undo, unlock, untie, alleviate, unscrew, untangle, decipher, resolve, solve, loosen, disentangle, unloose, extricate, unclasp, unfasten, disconnect
Examples from the Web for unlace
Historical Examples of unlace
Philothea was stooping to unlace her sandal, and she immediately picked it up.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He tried to unlace the thongs that bound his feet, but could not manage it.The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound
Laura Lee Hope
Sit 'ee down and unlace your boots, while me and Tenny pulls.Shining Ferry
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Before he realized what she was doing, she had started to unlace his boots.The Woman Gives
Let me unlace your boots—why, your feet are cold, and on a night like this!A Case in Camera
- to loosen or undo the lacing of (shoes, garments, etc)
- to unfasten or remove garments of (oneself or another) by or as if by undoing lacing