- unfastens, unfastening, unfastenedIf you unfasten something that is closed, tied, or held together, or if you unfasten the thing holding it, you loosen or remove the thing holding it.
[V n] When Ted was six we decided that he needed to know how to fasten and unfasten his seat belt...
[V n] Reaching down, he unfastened the latch on the gate...
[V-ed] He once emerged from the toilets with his flies unfastened.Syn:Ant:
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Unfasten — Un*fas ten, v. t. [1st pref. un + fasten.] To loose; to unfix; to unbind; to untie. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unfasten — index detach, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disjoint, free, liberate, remove (eliminate) … Law dictionary
unfasten — early 13c., from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + FASTEN (Cf. fasten) … Etymology dictionary
unfasten — ► VERB ▪ open the fastening of; undo … English terms dictionary
unfasten — [un fas′ən] vt. to open or make loose; untie, unlock, undo, etc. vi. to become unfastened … English World dictionary
unfasten — UK [ʌnˈfɑːs(ə)n] / US [ʌnˈfæs(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms unfasten : present tense I/you/we/they unfasten he/she/it unfastens present participle unfastening past tense unfastened past participle unfastened to move the part that holds… … English dictionary
unfasten — transitive verb Date: 14th century to make loose: as a. unpin, unbuckle b. undo < unfasten a button > c. detach < unfasten a boat from its moorings > … New Collegiate Dictionary
unfasten — verb Unfasten is used with these nouns as the object: ↑belt, ↑buckle, ↑button, ↑catch, ↑clip, ↑handcuffs, ↑harness, ↑seat belt, ↑strap … Collocations dictionary
unfasten — v. 1) (D; tr.) to unfasten from 2) (misc.) to come unfastened * * * [ʌn fɑːs(ə)n] (D;tr.) to unfastenfrom (misc.) to come unfastened … Combinatory dictionary
unfasten — un|fas|ten [ ʌn fæsn ] verb transitive to move the part that holds something together, especially on a piece of clothing or a belt: UNDO: It is now safe to unfasten your seatbelts … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English