[ uhn-moor ]
/ ʌnˈmʊər /
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verb (used with object)

to loose (a vessel) from moorings or anchorage.
to bring to the state of riding with a single anchor after being moored by two or more.

verb (used without object)

(of a vessel) to become unmoored.



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Origin of unmoor

First recorded in 1490–1500, unmoor is from the Middle English word unmooren.See un-2, moor2
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British Dictionary definitions for unmoor

/ (ʌnˈmʊə, -ˈmɔː) /

verb nautical

to weigh the anchor or drop the mooring of (a vessel)
(tr) to reduce the mooring of (a vessel) to one anchor
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