unhand


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un·hand

 (ŭn-hănd′)
tr.v. un·hand·ed, un·hand·ing, un·hands
To remove one's hand from; let go.
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unhand

(ʌnˈhænd)
vb
(tr) archaic or literary to release from the grasp
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un•hand

(ʌnˈhænd)

v.t.
to take the hand or hands from; release from a grasp; let go.
[1595–1605]
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unhand


Past participle: unhanded
Gerund: unhanding

Imperative
unhand
unhand
Present
I unhand
you unhand
he/she/it unhands
we unhand
you unhand
they unhand
Preterite
I unhanded
you unhanded
he/she/it unhanded
we unhanded
you unhanded
they unhanded
Present Continuous
I am unhanding
you are unhanding
he/she/it is unhanding
we are unhanding
you are unhanding
they are unhanding
Present Perfect
I have unhanded
you have unhanded
he/she/it has unhanded
we have unhanded
you have unhanded
they have unhanded
Past Continuous
I was unhanding
you were unhanding
he/she/it was unhanding
we were unhanding
you were unhanding
they were unhanding
Past Perfect
I had unhanded
you had unhanded
he/she/it had unhanded
we had unhanded
you had unhanded
they had unhanded
Future
I will unhand
you will unhand
he/she/it will unhand
we will unhand
you will unhand
they will unhand
Future Perfect
I will have unhanded
you will have unhanded
he/she/it will have unhanded
we will have unhanded
you will have unhanded
they will have unhanded
Future Continuous
I will be unhanding
you will be unhanding
he/she/it will be unhanding
we will be unhanding
you will be unhanding
they will be unhanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unhanding
you have been unhanding
he/she/it has been unhanding
we have been unhanding
you have been unhanding
they have been unhanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unhanding
you will have been unhanding
he/she/it will have been unhanding
we will have been unhanding
you will have been unhanding
they will have been unhanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unhanding
you had been unhanding
he/she/it had been unhanding
we had been unhanding
you had been unhanding
they had been unhanding
Conditional
I would unhand
you would unhand
he/she/it would unhand
we would unhand
you would unhand
they would unhand
Past Conditional
I would have unhanded
you would have unhanded
he/she/it would have unhanded
we would have unhanded
you would have unhanded
they would have unhanded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unhand - remove the hand fromunhand - remove the hand from      
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"
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Translations

unhand

[ʌnˈhænd] VT (o.f. or liter) → soltar
unhand me, sir!¡suélteme, señor!
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unhand

vt (old, hum)freigeben, loslassen
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References in classic literature ?
unhand me, grey-beard loon!" Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
Unhand the maid and quit the place." Hans (still supporting the insensible girl): "Never!
There was a brisk wind blowing, and the beggar turned about to face it, directly they had unhanded him.
Had she haughtily unhanded him (and we should have loved to write it of her), she would have been hurled through the air like the others, and then Hook would probably not have been present at the tying of the children; and had he not been at the tying he would not have discovered Slightly's secret, and without the secret he could not presently have made his foul attempt on Peter's life.
I did not say "unhand that girl." I did not say "I am a doctor, can I help you?" I did not even ask her if she was OK.
"Unhand me, woman, and lead me not into temptation.
Unhand me, grey-beard loon!" He has been picked out by a complete stranger who says he "knows [the single man] who must hear me." The old Mariner does not address groups.
"I miss hearing kids say, 'Unhand my binder, you rogue!' or 'You scurvy knave, you stole my pencil.' "
(2,3) The murder attempt was bungled by the right-handed biker having to unhand the throttle to draw and aim his pistol as he came alongside Pillay.
Financial and environmental sustainability will go hand unhand into the future.
Another child didn't want to unhand hers even if it was a tad on the wobbly side.
Unhand my shirt, you loon!" Straightway his hand dropp'd gray.