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View synonyms for unstrap

unstrap

[ uhn-strap ]

verb (used with object)

, un·strapped, un·strap·ping.
  1. to take off or slacken the strap of.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unstrap1

First recorded in 1820–30; un- 2 + strap

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Example Sentences

Once the tooth was up he was not greatly hurt, and, holding one of his own pistols to his head, I bade him unstrap the farmer.

Things looked peaceful, and there was a warm sun, so I ventured to unstrap my kit-roll and spread my blankets out to dry.

Two more body armors moved up to me, one a woman, and began to unstrap me.

Thorvald went to work, but to Shann's surprise he did not unstrap the force-blade ax at his belt.

The stewardess began to unstrap the passengers one by one, supplying each with magnetic-soled slippers.

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