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unsnap

[ uhn-snap ]
/ ʌnˈsnæp /
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verb (used with object), un·snapped, un·snap·ping.
to undo by or as if by opening snap fasteners: to unsnap a dress.
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Origin of unsnap

First recorded in 1860–65; un-2 + snap
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How to use unsnap in a sentence

  • The pickpocket finds it easy to unsnap a handbag and remove some of the contents, especially in crowded places.

  • When you arrive in the evening you simply unsnap the bit, and leave the halter on.

    Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for unsnap

unsnap
/ (ʌnˈsnæp) /

verb -snaps, -snapping or -snapped
(tr) to unfasten (the snap or catch) of (something)
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