unbrace


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un·brace

 (ŭn-brās′)
tr.v. un·braced, un·brac·ing, un·brac·es
1. To set free by removing bands or braces.
2. To release from tension; relax.
3. To make slack; weaken.

unbrace

(ʌnˈbreɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to remove tension or strain from; relax
2. to remove a brace or braces from

un•brace

(ʌnˈbreɪs)

v.t. -braced, -brac•ing.
1. to remove the braces or bonds of.
2. to weaken.
[1350–1400]

unbrace


Past participle: unbraced
Gerund: unbracing

Imperative
unbrace
unbrace
Present
I unbrace
you unbrace
he/she/it unbraces
we unbrace
you unbrace
they unbrace
Preterite
I unbraced
you unbraced
he/she/it unbraced
we unbraced
you unbraced
they unbraced
Present Continuous
I am unbracing
you are unbracing
he/she/it is unbracing
we are unbracing
you are unbracing
they are unbracing
Present Perfect
I have unbraced
you have unbraced
he/she/it has unbraced
we have unbraced
you have unbraced
they have unbraced
Past Continuous
I was unbracing
you were unbracing
he/she/it was unbracing
we were unbracing
you were unbracing
they were unbracing
Past Perfect
I had unbraced
you had unbraced
he/she/it had unbraced
we had unbraced
you had unbraced
they had unbraced
Future
I will unbrace
you will unbrace
he/she/it will unbrace
we will unbrace
you will unbrace
they will unbrace
Future Perfect
I will have unbraced
you will have unbraced
he/she/it will have unbraced
we will have unbraced
you will have unbraced
they will have unbraced
Future Continuous
I will be unbracing
you will be unbracing
he/she/it will be unbracing
we will be unbracing
you will be unbracing
they will be unbracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unbracing
you have been unbracing
he/she/it has been unbracing
we have been unbracing
you have been unbracing
they have been unbracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unbracing
you will have been unbracing
he/she/it will have been unbracing
we will have been unbracing
you will have been unbracing
they will have been unbracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unbracing
you had been unbracing
he/she/it had been unbracing
we had been unbracing
you had been unbracing
they had been unbracing
Conditional
I would unbrace
you would unbrace
he/she/it would unbrace
we would unbrace
you would unbrace
they would unbrace
Past Conditional
I would have unbraced
you would have unbraced
he/she/it would have unbraced
we would have unbraced
you would have unbraced
they would have unbraced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unbrace - undo the ties ofunbrace - undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"
unloose, unloosen - loosen the ties of; "unloose your sneakers"
unlash - untie the lashing of; "unlash the horse"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
2.unbrace - remove from tensionunbrace - remove from tension      
relax, unbend - make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
3.unbrace - remove a brace or braces from
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
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That frightful century When, after prying men had planned To split the atom and unbrace The frame of Earth, all arms were banned, (You learnt at school, how by Decree All weapons to destruction passed, The latest first, the earliest last).
Lay low, mitigate, rattle, sap, shake, unbrace, unstring, weaken.
You disfigure a peacock, splat a pike, thigh a pigeon, and unbrace a mallard."