unlimber

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un·lim·ber

 (ŭn-lĭm′bər)
v. un·lim·bered, un·lim·ber·ing, un·lim·bers
v.tr.
1. To make ready for action.
2. To detach (a gun or caisson) from its limber.
v.intr.
To prepare something for action.

unlimber

(ʌnˈlɪmbə)
vb
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to disengage (a gun) from its limber
2. to prepare (something) for use

un•lim•ber1

(ʌnˈlɪm bər)

adj.
1. not limber; inflexible; stiff.
v.i., v.t.
2. limber 1.

un•lim•ber2

(ʌnˈlɪm bər)

v.t.
1. to detach (a gun) from its limber or prime mover.
2. to make ready for use or action.
v.i.
3. to prepare for action.
[1795–1805; un-2 + limber2]

unlimber


Past participle: unlimbered
Gerund: unlimbering

Imperative
unlimber
unlimber
Present
I unlimber
you unlimber
he/she/it unlimbers
we unlimber
you unlimber
they unlimber
Preterite
I unlimbered
you unlimbered
he/she/it unlimbered
we unlimbered
you unlimbered
they unlimbered
Present Continuous
I am unlimbering
you are unlimbering
he/she/it is unlimbering
we are unlimbering
you are unlimbering
they are unlimbering
Present Perfect
I have unlimbered
you have unlimbered
he/she/it has unlimbered
we have unlimbered
you have unlimbered
they have unlimbered
Past Continuous
I was unlimbering
you were unlimbering
he/she/it was unlimbering
we were unlimbering
you were unlimbering
they were unlimbering
Past Perfect
I had unlimbered
you had unlimbered
he/she/it had unlimbered
we had unlimbered
you had unlimbered
they had unlimbered
Future
I will unlimber
you will unlimber
he/she/it will unlimber
we will unlimber
you will unlimber
they will unlimber
Future Perfect
I will have unlimbered
you will have unlimbered
he/she/it will have unlimbered
we will have unlimbered
you will have unlimbered
they will have unlimbered
Future Continuous
I will be unlimbering
you will be unlimbering
he/she/it will be unlimbering
we will be unlimbering
you will be unlimbering
they will be unlimbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unlimbering
you have been unlimbering
he/she/it has been unlimbering
we have been unlimbering
you have been unlimbering
they have been unlimbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unlimbering
you will have been unlimbering
he/she/it will have been unlimbering
we will have been unlimbering
you will have been unlimbering
they will have been unlimbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unlimbering
you had been unlimbering
he/she/it had been unlimbering
we had been unlimbering
you had been unlimbering
they had been unlimbering
Conditional
I would unlimber
you would unlimber
he/she/it would unlimber
we would unlimber
you would unlimber
they would unlimber
Past Conditional
I would have unlimbered
you would have unlimbered
he/she/it would have unlimbered
we would have unlimbered
you would have unlimbered
they would have unlimbered
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References in classic literature ?
And while Bill or Jerry or Tom is beginning to unlimber his thinking and speaking apparatus, I suggest that he join us in the drink.
45 slug, Frank McLaury staggers back, but unlimbers a Colt .
If smaller fish come near, the angler fish unlimbers its pole and flicks it back and forth, with a featherlike "lure" at the end designed to attract the interest of the smaller fish.
At the end of each season it is tucked into two tractor-trailer trucks and parked out in New Jersey to slumber undisturbed until Midsummer Night Swing unlimbers again the following year.