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.
Then he lay flat upon the ground and unbuttoned his jacket, displaying the mass of straw with which he was stuffed.
A Mexican dragoon, for instance, is represented as arrayed in a round blue jacket, with red cuffs and collar; blue velvet breeches, unbuttoned at the knees to show his white stockings; bottinas of deer skin; a round-crowned Andalusian hat, and his hair cued.
I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, and je t'eu ai trop dit, dans le bon temps, mon gros Prosper, and you always listened to me too imperturbably, with your pipe in your mouth, your waistcoat unbuttoned, for me not to feel that I can count upon your sympathy to-day.
When he saw the first hussar with the unbuttoned uniform of his regiment, when he recognized red-haired Dementyev and saw the picket ropes of the roan horses, when Lavrushka gleefully shouted to his master, "The count has come!" and Denisov, who had been asleep on his bed, ran all disheveled out of the mud hut to embrace him, and the officers collected round to greet the new arrival, Rostov experienced the same feeling his mother, his father, and his sister had embraced him, and tears of joy choked him so that he could not speak.
He was dressed in a suit of ample dimensions, loose neckerchief, open shirtcollar, disclosing a robust neck; his cuffs were invariably unbuttoned, through which appeared a pair of red hands.
With rapid, bony fingers he unbuttoned his coat, revealing a shirt, bronze waistcoat buttons, and a watch chain, and quickly pulled out a fat old pocketbook.
He unbuttoned her habit, loosened her collar, felt her hands and wrist, then started up and looked wildly round him for help.
I therefore told my master, "that in the country whence I came, those of my kind always covered their bodies with the hairs of certain animals prepared by art, as well for decency as to avoid the inclemencies of air, both hot and cold; of which, as to my own person, I would give him immediate conviction, if he pleased to command me: only desiring his excuse, if I did not expose those parts that nature taught us to conceal." He said, "my discourse was all very strange, but especially the last part; for he could not understand, why nature should teach us to conceal what nature had given; that neither himself nor family were ashamed of any parts of their bodies; but, however, I might do as I pleased." Whereupon I first unbuttoned my coat, and pulled it off.
Under the railway bridge I found a group of soldiers--sappers, I think, men in small round caps, dirty red jackets unbuttoned, and showing their blue shirts, dark trousers, and boots coming to the calf.
The wet snow was falling in big flakes; I unbuttoned myself, regardless of it.
Yet the very fact that I was full of a strong desire to win caused this gambling for gain, in spite of its attendant squalor, to contain, if you will, something intimate, something sympathetic, to my eyes: for it is always pleasant to see men dispensing with ceremony, and acting naturally, and in an unbuttoned mood.