verb (used with object)

to separate the links of (a chain, linked bracelet, watchband, etc.); unfasten.
to detach or separate by or as if by undoing one or more connecting links: to unlink hands.

verb (used without object)

to become detached.

Nearby words

  1. unlikelihood,
  2. unlikely,
  3. unlimber,
  4. unlimited,
  5. unlined,
  6. unlisted,
  7. unlisted securities market,
  8. unlistenable,
  9. unlit,
  10. unlivable

Origin of unlink

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + link1

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Examples from the Web for unlink

  • It will take longer than this to unlink this one day's hope from its thousand fastnesses.