unfasten


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Related to unfasten: disrespect

un·fas·ten

 (ŭn-făs′ən)
v. un·fas·tened, un·fas·ten·ing, un·fas·tens
v.tr.
To separate the connected parts of.
v.intr.
To become loosened or separated.

unfasten

(ʌnˈfɑːsən)
vb
to undo, untie, or open or become undone, untied, or opened

un•fas•ten

(ʌnˈfæs ən, -ˈfɑ sən)

v.t.
1. to release from or as if from fastenings; detach.
2. to undo or open (something fastened).
v.i.
3. to become unfastened.
[1175–1225]

unfasten


Past participle: unfastened
Gerund: unfastening

Imperative
unfasten
unfasten
Present
I unfasten
you unfasten
he/she/it unfastens
we unfasten
you unfasten
they unfasten
Preterite
I unfastened
you unfastened
he/she/it unfastened
we unfastened
you unfastened
they unfastened
Present Continuous
I am unfastening
you are unfastening
he/she/it is unfastening
we are unfastening
you are unfastening
they are unfastening
Present Perfect
I have unfastened
you have unfastened
he/she/it has unfastened
we have unfastened
you have unfastened
they have unfastened
Past Continuous
I was unfastening
you were unfastening
he/she/it was unfastening
we were unfastening
you were unfastening
they were unfastening
Past Perfect
I had unfastened
you had unfastened
he/she/it had unfastened
we had unfastened
you had unfastened
they had unfastened
Future
I will unfasten
you will unfasten
he/she/it will unfasten
we will unfasten
you will unfasten
they will unfasten
Future Perfect
I will have unfastened
you will have unfastened
he/she/it will have unfastened
we will have unfastened
you will have unfastened
they will have unfastened
Future Continuous
I will be unfastening
you will be unfastening
he/she/it will be unfastening
we will be unfastening
you will be unfastening
they will be unfastening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unfastening
you have been unfastening
he/she/it has been unfastening
we have been unfastening
you have been unfastening
they have been unfastening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unfastening
you will have been unfastening
he/she/it will have been unfastening
we will have been unfastening
you will have been unfastening
they will have been unfastening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unfastening
you had been unfastening
he/she/it had been unfastening
we had been unfastening
you had been unfastening
they had been unfastening
Conditional
I would unfasten
you would unfasten
he/she/it would unfasten
we would unfasten
you would unfasten
they would unfasten
Past Conditional
I would have unfastened
you would have unfastened
he/she/it would have unfastened
we would have unfastened
you would have unfastened
they would have unfastened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unfasten - cause to become undoneunfasten - cause to become undone; "unfasten your belt"
unchain - remove the chains from
unzip - open the zipper of; "unzip the bag"
unbend - unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
2.unfasten - become undone or untiedunfasten - become undone or untied; "The shoelaces unfastened"
open, open up - become open; "The door opened"
fasten - become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"

unfasten

verb undo, open, loosen, separate, detach, unlock, disconnect, untie, unstrap, unclasp, uncouple, unlace Reaching down, he unfastened the latch on the gate.

unfasten

verb
To free from ties or fasteners:
Translations
يَفُك، يَحُل
otevřítrozepnout
åbneløsne
leysa, losa
atpogātatsprādzētatvērt
odpeti

unfasten

[ˈʌnˈfɑːsn] VT [+ button etc] → desabrochar; [+ rope etc] → desatar, aflojar (LAm); [+ door] → abrir

unfasten

[ʌnˈfɑːsən] vt [+ strap, belt, bra, buttons, chain] → défaire; [lock, latch] → ouvrir

unfasten

vtaufmachen; string, belt alsolosmachen; (= detach) tag, dog, horse etclosbinden; hair, bondslösen
viaufgehen; how does this dress unfasten?wie macht man das Kleid auf?

unfasten

[ʌnˈfɑːsn] vt (buttons, seatbelt) → slacciare; (scarf, rope) → sciogliere; (gate) → aprire

unfasten

(anˈfaːsn) verb
to undo (something that is fastened). He unfastened (the buttons of) his jacket.
References in classic literature ?
'We shall have to stay the night here,' he said, as if preparing to spend the night at an inn, and he proceeded to unfasten the collar-straps.
Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and Uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
By this time the lion's efforts had almost ceased--it was evident that he was being rapidly strangled and as that did not at all suit the purpose of the Tarmangani the latter swung again into the tree, unfastened the rope from above and lowered the lion to the ground where he immediately followed it and loosed the noose about Numa's neck.
He had unfastened his collar and a good bit of his flannel shirt front.
So the Wizard unfastened his head and emptied out the straw.
Rapunzel had magnificent long hair, fine as spun gold, and when she heard the voice of the enchantress she unfastened her braided tresses, wound them round one of the hooks of the window above, and then the hair fell twenty ells down, and the enchantress climbed up by it.
Francois unfastened Sol-leks's traces and put him back in his old place.
He cast a glance of tenderness and admiration into the interior of the precious pouch, readjusted his toilet, rubbed up his boots, dusted his poor half sleeves, all gray with ashes, whistled an air, indulged in a sportive pirouette, looked about to see whether there were not something more in the cell to take, gathered up here and there on the furnace some amulet in glass which might serve to bestow, in the guise of a trinket, on Isabeau la Thierrye, finally pushed open the door which his brother had left unfastened, as a last indulgence, and which he, in his turn, left open as a last piece of malice, and descended the circular staircase, skipping like a bird.
Of course I would not disturb my mother, so I stole noiselessly downstairs, and quietly unfastened the door.
Major Thomson drew a little locked book towards him, unfastened it with a key from his chain and held his hand over the page.
He stood and gazed and could not believe his eyes: the door, the outer door from the stairs, at which he had not long before waited and rung, was standing unfastened and at least six inches open.
"But won't that mar the charming effect of my consistent shabbiness?" said Maggie, seating herself submissively, while Lucy knelt again and unfastened the contemptible butterfly.