unbutton


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un·but·ton

 (ŭn-bŭt′n)
v. un·but·toned, un·but·ton·ing, un·but·tons
v.tr.
1. To unfasten the buttons of.
2. To free or remove (a button) from a buttonhole.
3. To open as if by unbuttoning: unbutton the hatches.
v.intr.
To undo buttons.

unbutton

(ʌnˈbʌtən)
vb
1. to undo by unfastening (the buttons) of (a garment)
2. informal to release or relax (oneself, tension, etc)

un•but•ton

(ʌnˈbʌt n)

v.t.
1. to free (buttons) from buttonholes; unfasten or undo.
2. to unfasten by or as if by unbuttoning: to unbutton a jacket.
3. to disclose (one's feelings, thoughts, etc.) after deliberate or prolonged silence.
v.i.
4. to unfasten a button or one's buttons.
[1275–1325]

unbutton


Past participle: unbuttoned
Gerund: unbuttoning

Imperative
unbutton
unbutton
Present
I unbutton
you unbutton
he/she/it unbuttons
we unbutton
you unbutton
they unbutton
Preterite
I unbuttoned
you unbuttoned
he/she/it unbuttoned
we unbuttoned
you unbuttoned
they unbuttoned
Present Continuous
I am unbuttoning
you are unbuttoning
he/she/it is unbuttoning
we are unbuttoning
you are unbuttoning
they are unbuttoning
Present Perfect
I have unbuttoned
you have unbuttoned
he/she/it has unbuttoned
we have unbuttoned
you have unbuttoned
they have unbuttoned
Past Continuous
I was unbuttoning
you were unbuttoning
he/she/it was unbuttoning
we were unbuttoning
you were unbuttoning
they were unbuttoning
Past Perfect
I had unbuttoned
you had unbuttoned
he/she/it had unbuttoned
we had unbuttoned
you had unbuttoned
they had unbuttoned
Future
I will unbutton
you will unbutton
he/she/it will unbutton
we will unbutton
you will unbutton
they will unbutton
Future Perfect
I will have unbuttoned
you will have unbuttoned
he/she/it will have unbuttoned
we will have unbuttoned
you will have unbuttoned
they will have unbuttoned
Future Continuous
I will be unbuttoning
you will be unbuttoning
he/she/it will be unbuttoning
we will be unbuttoning
you will be unbuttoning
they will be unbuttoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unbuttoning
you have been unbuttoning
he/she/it has been unbuttoning
we have been unbuttoning
you have been unbuttoning
they have been unbuttoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unbuttoning
you will have been unbuttoning
he/she/it will have been unbuttoning
we will have been unbuttoning
you will have been unbuttoning
they will have been unbuttoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unbuttoning
you had been unbuttoning
he/she/it had been unbuttoning
we had been unbuttoning
you had been unbuttoning
they had been unbuttoning
Conditional
I would unbutton
you would unbutton
he/she/it would unbutton
we would unbutton
you would unbutton
they would unbutton
Past Conditional
I would have unbuttoned
you would have unbuttoned
he/she/it would have unbuttoned
we would have unbuttoned
you would have unbuttoned
they would have unbuttoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unbutton - undo the buttons ofunbutton - undo the buttons of; "unbutton the shirt"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
button - fasten with buttons; "button the dress"
Translations
يَفُك الأزْرار
rozepnout
knappe op
déboutonnerdébraguetter
hneppa frá
atsisegti
atpogāt
düğmesini açmak/çözmek

unbutton

[ˈʌnˈbʌtn]
B. VIhacerse más afable

unbutton

[ʌnˈbʌtən] vt [+ blouse, shirt, coat] → déboutonneruncalled for uncalled-for [ʌnˈkɔːldfɔːr] adj [remark, criticism, comments] → déplacé(e)
I think the criticism is quite uncalled for → Je trouve ces critiques tout à fait déplacées.

unbutton

unbutton

[ʌnˈbʌtn] vtsbottonare

unbutton

(anˈbatn) verb
to unfasten the buttons of. She unbuttoned her coat.

unbutton

vt desabrochar(se), desabotonar( se); Can you unbutton your shirt?..¿Puede desabrocharse la camisa?
References in classic literature ?
But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behoves me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.
He now proceeded to unbutton his fetish, to attack it with a periknife, and to thrust the new-found plans between the two layers of imitation Saxony flannel of which it was made.
It will be cold to unbutton, but if I only know that it's getting near morning I shall at any rate feel more cheerful.
In short, with his political Hephaestion the minister might dare to be himself; to take off his wig and his false teeth, lay aside his scruples, put on his slippers, unbutton his conscience, and give way to his trickery.
With rolls of crusty bread, to mop up the soup Then I have to unbutton me kecks, and allow my belly to droop.
The other night we were out and she started to unbutton her WDMot hws st s top but she went too far and you could clearly see her nipple.
Remember how the moral police got behind him when he got his wife to unbutton his jeans a few months ago?
Her daughter was confined to a wheelchair and required clothing that was easy to button and unbutton.
Then try to button or unbutton your shirt or blouse.
He then instructed Lopez to unbutton her overalls, and fondled her as well.
The emerging artists we partnered with unbutton themselves in their own unique and inspired way.