verb (used with object), un·snapped, un·snap·ping.

to undo by or as if by opening snap fasteners: to unsnap a dress.

Origin of unsnap

First recorded in 1860–65; un-2 + snap
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Historical Examples of unsnap

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

British Dictionary definitions for unsnap


verb -snaps, -snapping or -snapped

(tr) to unfasten (the snap or catch) of (something)
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