unloose

  • 1 Unloose — Un*loose , v. t. [1st pref. un (intensive) + loose.] To make loose; to loosen; to set free. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Unloose — Un*loose , v. i. To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 unloose — index break (separate), diffuse, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, dissociate, extricate, liberate …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 unloose — late 14c., to set free, from UN (Cf. un ) (2), used here emphatically, + LOOSE (Cf. loose) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 unloose — ► VERB ▪ undo; let free …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 unloose — [unlo͞os′] vt. unloosed, unloosing to make or set loose; loosen, release, undo, etc.: also unloosen …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 unloose — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to relax the strain of < unloose a grip > 2. to release from or as if from restraints ; set free 3. to loosen the ties of < unloose traditional social bonds > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 unloose — UK [ʌnˈluːs] / US [ʌnˈlus] verb [transitive] Word forms unloose : present tense I/you/we/they unloose he/she/it unlooses present participle unloosing past tense unloosed past participle unloosed literary 1) to do or to cause something that has a… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 unloose — /un loohs /, v.t., unloosed, unloosing. 1. to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.). 2. to let loose or set free; free from restraint. 3. to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, etc.); unfasten. [1325 75; ME unloosen; see UN 2, LOOSE] * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 unloose — verb a) To release from a constraint; to set free or liberate b) To unfasten, untie …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 unloose — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To free from ties or fasteners: disengage, loose, loosen, slip, unbind, unclasp, undo, unfasten, unloosen, untie. See TIGHTEN …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 unloose — un|loose [ʌnˈlu:s] v [T] literary to untie or unfasten something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 unloose — un|loose [ ʌn lus ] verb transitive LITERARY 1. ) to do or cause something that has a powerful or harmful effect 2. ) to untie something or make it looser …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 unloose — v. set loose, loosen, release …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 unloose — verb undo; let free …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 unloose — v. a. Unbind, loose, loosen, untie, unfasten, unbuckle …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 unloose — verb (T) formal to untie or unfasten something: She unloosed her hair …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 unloose — un·loose …

    English syllables

  • 19 unloose — un•loose [[t]ʌnˈlus[/t]] v. t. loosed, loos•ing 1) to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.) 2) to let loose or set free; free from restraint 3) to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, bond, etc.) • Etymology: 1325–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 unloose — /ʌnˈlus/ (say un loohs) verb (t) (unloosed, unloosing) 1. to set or let loose; release from bonds, fastenings, etc.; set free from restraint. 2. to loose or undo (a bond, fastening, knot, etc.). 3. to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers,… …

    Australian English dictionary