unfetter

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un·fet·ter

 (ŭn-fĕt′ər)
tr.v. un·fet·tered, un·fet·ter·ing, un·fet·ters
1. To free from fetters or other physical bonds.
2. To free from restraints or inhibitions.
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unfetter

(ʌnˈfɛtə)
vb (tr)
1. to release from fetters, bonds, etc
2. to release from restraint or inhibition
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un•fet•ter

(ʌnˈfɛt ər)

v.t.
1. to release from fetters.
2. to free from restraint; liberate.
[1325–75]
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unfetter


Past participle: unfettered
Gerund: unfettering

Imperative
unfetter
unfetter
Present
I unfetter
you unfetter
he/she/it unfetters
we unfetter
you unfetter
they unfetter
Preterite
I unfettered
you unfettered
he/she/it unfettered
we unfettered
you unfettered
they unfettered
Present Continuous
I am unfettering
you are unfettering
he/she/it is unfettering
we are unfettering
you are unfettering
they are unfettering
Present Perfect
I have unfettered
you have unfettered
he/she/it has unfettered
we have unfettered
you have unfettered
they have unfettered
Past Continuous
I was unfettering
you were unfettering
he/she/it was unfettering
we were unfettering
you were unfettering
they were unfettering
Past Perfect
I had unfettered
you had unfettered
he/she/it had unfettered
we had unfettered
you had unfettered
they had unfettered
Future
I will unfetter
you will unfetter
he/she/it will unfetter
we will unfetter
you will unfetter
they will unfetter
Future Perfect
I will have unfettered
you will have unfettered
he/she/it will have unfettered
we will have unfettered
you will have unfettered
they will have unfettered
Future Continuous
I will be unfettering
you will be unfettering
he/she/it will be unfettering
we will be unfettering
you will be unfettering
they will be unfettering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unfettering
you have been unfettering
he/she/it has been unfettering
we have been unfettering
you have been unfettering
they have been unfettering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unfettering
you will have been unfettering
he/she/it will have been unfettering
we will have been unfettering
you will have been unfettering
they will have been unfettering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unfettering
you had been unfettering
he/she/it had been unfettering
we had been unfettering
you had been unfettering
they had been unfettering
Conditional
I would unfetter
you would unfetter
he/she/it would unfetter
we would unfetter
you would unfetter
they would unfetter
Past Conditional
I would have unfettered
you would have unfettered
he/she/it would have unfettered
we would have unfettered
you would have unfettered
they would have unfettered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

unfetter

vt (fig)befreien (from von)
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References in classic literature ?
Unto all of you, whatever honours ye like to assume in your names, whether ye call yourselves 'the free spirits' or 'the conscientious,' or 'the penitents of the spirit,' or 'the unfettered,' or 'the great longers,'--
why leave ye the knave unfettered?'' Without daring to remonstrate, the companions of Gurth bound him with a halter, as the readiest cord which occurred.
His mother, the only parent he had ever known, lay ill--it might be, dying--within one mile of the ground he stood on; were he free and unfettered, a few minutes would place him by her side.
At first he had watched him narrowly through the day, and never allowed him to sleep at night unfettered; but the uncomplaining patience and apparent contentment of Tom's manner led him gradually to discontinue these restraints, and for some time Tom had enjoyed a sort of parole of honor, being permitted to come and go freely where he pleased on the boat.
In addition to the pack and the rifle which were slung at his back, together with the well filled, and carefully guarded pouch and horn, he had carelessly cast a keen and bright wood-axe across his shoulder, sustaining the weight of the whole with as much apparent ease, as if he moved, unfettered in limb, and free from incumbrance.
He was vaguely conscious of a sense of being treated unjustly, of there being a flaw in Claire's words somewhere if he could only find it, but the sudden attack had deprived him of the free and unfettered use of his powers of reasoning.
Sancho, on his part, gave a helping hand to release Gines de Pasamonte, who was the first to leap forth upon the plain free and unfettered, and who, attacking the prostrate commissary, took from him his sword and the musket, with which, aiming at one and levelling at another, he, without ever discharging it, drove every one of the guards off the field, for they took to flight, as well to escape Pasamonte's musket, as the showers of stones the now released galley slaves were raining upon them.
I require men about me who are unfettered. I should hesitate to send under fire a married man, or a father of a family.
Leave your eyes unfettered by your will but a single instant and they will surely turn to seek it.
I know a country instinct with delights of every kind, an unknown paradise, a secluded corner of the world - where alone, unfettered and unknown, in the thick covert of the woods, amidst flowers, and streams of rippling water, you will forget all the misery that human folly has so recently allotted you.
Here, take the sketch, Larok, and give all thine own genius full and unfettered freedom in reproducing it in metal."