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unstrap

[uhn-strap]
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verb (used with object), un·strapped, un·strap·ping.
  1. to take off or slacken the strap of.
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Origin of unstrap

First recorded in 1820–30; un-2 + strap
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Related Words for unstrap

slacken, relax, ease, loose, undo, unlock, untie, alleviate, unscrew, unloose, extricate, unclasp, unfasten, disconnect, unbuckle, separate, disjoin, deliver, free, discharge

Examples from the Web for unstrap

Historical Examples of unstrap

  • Just unstrap that writing-desk, and I will write a few lines.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • The “boy” brought the liquor, while I commenced to unstrap and dry my Winchester.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast

    Rounsevelle Wildman

  • Gilbert dropped on one knee beside a portmanteau, and began to unstrap it.

  • He therefore ordered the men to unstrap the cover and pull it around.

    L. P. M.

    J. Stewart Barney

  • He had turned his back to unstrap the pack, when he heard a sound behind him.

    The Wilderness Trail

    Frank Williams