[ uhn-lash ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to loosen, unfasten, or detach, as something lashed or tied fast.

Origin of unlash

First recorded in 1740–50; un-2 + lash2

Words Nearby unlash

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How to use unlash in a sentence

  • For a long time he lay there, then rising stiffly, made his way down the ledge to drag the raft ashore and unlash the sleds.

    The Purple Flame | Roy J. Snell
  • I therefore said that I would make no noise if they would unlash my arms and legs and bring me some food.

    Dick Cheveley | W. H. G. Kingston
  • While the man lay by the fire and wept, she cooked, and in the morning helped lash the sleds, and in the evening to unlash them.

  • I therefore proceeded to unlash one and roll it toward the still open gangway; and then came the question of provisions.

    A Pirate of the Caribbees | Harry Collingwood
  • unlash your rope, let the noose out, give it a couple of whirls to see is everything all right.

    Merton of the Movies | Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for unlash


/ (ʌnˈlæʃ) /

  1. (tr) to untie or unfasten

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