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
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