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
References in classic literature ?
He could see her as she unclasped from her neck the locket which she fastened about his own.
Conseil was already trying to unclasp the harpooner's hand from his half-suffocated victim, and I was going to fly to the rescue, when suddenly I was nailed to the spot by hearing these words in French:
The wine was strong and the gourd capacious, so he also began to sing after a fashion, and soon I had the delight of feeling the iron grip of his goblin legs unclasp, and with one vigorous effort I threw him to the ground, from which he never moved again.
All that can be said is, it was such that he again raised himself in his stirrups, and, grasping his sword more firmly with both hands, he came down on the Biscayan with such fury, smiting him full over the cushion and over the head, that- even so good a shield proving useless- as if a mountain had fallen on him, he began to bleed from nose, mouth, and ears, reeling as if about to fall backwards from his mule, as no doubt he would have done had he not flung his arms about its neck; at the same time, however, he slipped his feet out of the stirrups and then unclasped his arms, and the mule, taking fright at the terrible blow, made off across the plain, and with a few plunges flung its master to the ground.
He took it and held the flame to Hattersley's hands, till, roaring like a wild beast, the latter unclasped them and let him go.
Then she slept again, and the girls waited upon their mother, for she would not unclasp the thin hand which clung to hers even in sleep.
He examined the infant carefully, and then proceeded to unclasp a leathern case, which he took from beneath his dress.
When he was within about fifty feet of me he unclasped an enormous metal armlet, and holding it toward me in the open palm of his hand, addressed me in a clear, resonant voice, but in a language, it is needless to say, I could not understand.