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unmuzzle

[ uhn-muhz-uhl ]
/ ʌnˈmʌz əl /
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verb (used with object), un·muz·zled, un·muz·zling.
to remove a muzzle from (a dog, cat, etc.).
to free from restraint, as speech or expression.
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Origin of unmuzzle

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + muzzle
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How to use unmuzzle in a sentence

  • They think the old man will be well enough to unmuzzle before noon, but he's been acting like a bad case of dog-days all morning.

    At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for unmuzzle

unmuzzle
/ (ʌnˈmʌzəl) /

verb (tr)
to take the muzzle off (a dog, etc)
to free from control or censorship
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