unclasp


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un·clasp

 (ŭn-klăsp′)
v. un·clasped, un·clasp·ing, un·clasps
v.tr.
1. To release or loosen the clasp of.
2. To release or loosen from a clasp or an embrace.
v.intr.
1. To become unfastened.
2. To release or relax a clasp or grasp; let go.

unclasp

(ʌnˈklɑːsp)
vb
1. (tr) to unfasten the clasp of (something)
2. to release one's grip (upon an object)

un•clasp

(ʌnˈklæsp, -ˈklɑsp)

v.t.
1. to undo the clasp or clasps of; unfasten.
2. to release from the grasp.
v.i.
3. to release or relax the grasp.
[1520–30]

unclasp


Past participle: unclasped
Gerund: unclasping

Imperative
unclasp
unclasp
Present
I unclasp
you unclasp
he/she/it unclasps
we unclasp
you unclasp
they unclasp
Preterite
I unclasped
you unclasped
he/she/it unclasped
we unclasped
you unclasped
they unclasped
Present Continuous
I am unclasping
you are unclasping
he/she/it is unclasping
we are unclasping
you are unclasping
they are unclasping
Present Perfect
I have unclasped
you have unclasped
he/she/it has unclasped
we have unclasped
you have unclasped
they have unclasped
Past Continuous
I was unclasping
you were unclasping
he/she/it was unclasping
we were unclasping
you were unclasping
they were unclasping
Past Perfect
I had unclasped
you had unclasped
he/she/it had unclasped
we had unclasped
you had unclasped
they had unclasped
Future
I will unclasp
you will unclasp
he/she/it will unclasp
we will unclasp
you will unclasp
they will unclasp
Future Perfect
I will have unclasped
you will have unclasped
he/she/it will have unclasped
we will have unclasped
you will have unclasped
they will have unclasped
Future Continuous
I will be unclasping
you will be unclasping
he/she/it will be unclasping
we will be unclasping
you will be unclasping
they will be unclasping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unclasping
you have been unclasping
he/she/it has been unclasping
we have been unclasping
you have been unclasping
they have been unclasping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unclasping
you will have been unclasping
he/she/it will have been unclasping
we will have been unclasping
you will have been unclasping
they will have been unclasping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unclasping
you had been unclasping
he/she/it had been unclasping
we had been unclasping
you had been unclasping
they had been unclasping
Conditional
I would unclasp
you would unclasp
he/she/it would unclasp
we would unclasp
you would unclasp
they would unclasp
Past Conditional
I would have unclasped
you would have unclasped
he/she/it would have unclasped
we would have unclasped
you would have unclasped
they would have unclasped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unclasp - release from a claspunclasp - release from a clasp; "She clasped and unclasped her hands"
let go, let go of, release, relinquish - release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
clasp - hold firmly and tightly
clasp - grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"

unclasp

verb
To free from ties or fasteners:
Translations

unclasp

[ˈʌnˈklɑːsp] VT [+ dress etc] → desabrochar; [+ hands] → soltar, separar

unclasp

vt necklacelösen; cloaköffnen, aufhaken; handsvoneinander lösen; he unclasped her hander löste ihre Hand
References in classic literature ?
Then she slept again, and the girls waited upon their mother, for she would not unclasp the thin hand which clung to hers even in sleep.
He examined the infant carefully, and then proceeded to unclasp a leathern case, which he took from beneath his dress.
The wine was strong and the gourd capacious, so he also began to sing after a fashion, and soon I had the delight of feeling the iron grip of his goblin legs unclasp, and with one vigorous effort I threw him to the ground, from which he never moved again.
Conseil was already trying to unclasp the harpooner's hand from his half-suffocated victim, and I was going to fly to the rescue, when suddenly I was nailed to the spot by hearing these words in French:
She tries again to unclasp the bracelet, but fails.
And he made an effort to unclasp the ruffian's fingers from her arm, but was suddenly driven backward, and nearly laid upon the floor by a violent blow on the chest, accompanied with the admonition, 'Take that for your insolence
Very likely--though I've not had the pleasure of the Ladies' Aid's acquaintance," rejoined Miss Polly, stiffly, trying to unclasp the small, clinging fingers, and turning frowning eyes on Nancy in the doorway.
She had been forced to unclasp his hand from her arm in order to dry it, and when she finished, it returned to its old position.
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Unclasp God's book of nature--its writings read not thus!
To prepare: blanch, ice bath, mince, sweeten with juice (elderberry is traditional), unclasp dagger, serve.
Per reports, the front seat belts may not unclasp in temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.