unharness


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un·har·ness

 (ŭn-här′nĭs)
tr.v. un·har·nessed, un·har·ness·ing, un·har·ness·es
1. To remove the harness or similar equipment from.
2. To release or liberate (energy or passions, for example).
3. To remove the armor from (a wearer).

unharness

(ʌnˈhɑːnɪs)
vb (tr)
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to remove the harness from (a horse, etc)
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) archaic to remove the armour from

un•har•ness

(ʌnˈhɑr nɪs)

v.t.
1. to detach the harness from (a horse, mule, etc.).
2. to divest of armor.
[1400–50]

unharness


Past participle: unharnessed
Gerund: unharnessing

Imperative
unharness
unharness
Present
I unharness
you unharness
he/she/it unharnesses
we unharness
you unharness
they unharness
Preterite
I unharnessed
you unharnessed
he/she/it unharnessed
we unharnessed
you unharnessed
they unharnessed
Present Continuous
I am unharnessing
you are unharnessing
he/she/it is unharnessing
we are unharnessing
you are unharnessing
they are unharnessing
Present Perfect
I have unharnessed
you have unharnessed
he/she/it has unharnessed
we have unharnessed
you have unharnessed
they have unharnessed
Past Continuous
I was unharnessing
you were unharnessing
he/she/it was unharnessing
we were unharnessing
you were unharnessing
they were unharnessing
Past Perfect
I had unharnessed
you had unharnessed
he/she/it had unharnessed
we had unharnessed
you had unharnessed
they had unharnessed
Future
I will unharness
you will unharness
he/she/it will unharness
we will unharness
you will unharness
they will unharness
Future Perfect
I will have unharnessed
you will have unharnessed
he/she/it will have unharnessed
we will have unharnessed
you will have unharnessed
they will have unharnessed
Future Continuous
I will be unharnessing
you will be unharnessing
he/she/it will be unharnessing
we will be unharnessing
you will be unharnessing
they will be unharnessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unharnessing
you have been unharnessing
he/she/it has been unharnessing
we have been unharnessing
you have been unharnessing
they have been unharnessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unharnessing
you will have been unharnessing
he/she/it will have been unharnessing
we will have been unharnessing
you will have been unharnessing
they will have been unharnessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unharnessing
you had been unharnessing
he/she/it had been unharnessing
we had been unharnessing
you had been unharnessing
they had been unharnessing
Conditional
I would unharness
you would unharness
he/she/it would unharness
we would unharness
you would unharness
they would unharness
Past Conditional
I would have unharnessed
you would have unharnessed
he/she/it would have unharnessed
we would have unharnessed
you would have unharnessed
they would have unharnessed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unharness - remove the harness fromunharness - remove the harness from; "unharness a horse"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
unhitch - unfasten or release from or as if from a hitch
outspan - remove the yoke or harness from; "outspan the draft animals"
harness, tackle - put a harness; "harness the horse"
Translations

unharness

[ˈʌnˈhɑːnɪs] VTdesguarnecer

unharness

vt horseabschirren; (from carriage) → abspannen; (fig) energyfreisetzen
References in classic literature ?
Zeb walked down again to unharness Jim, who, when he found himself free, rolled over a few times and then settled down to sleep, with Eureka nestling comfortably beside his big, boney body.
Now unharness the remains of a once cow from the plow, insert them in a hydraulic press, and when you shall have acquired a teaspoon of that pale-blue juice which a German superstition regards as milk, modify the malignity of its strength in a bucket of tepid water and ring up the breakfast.
To stand with relaxed muscles and with unharnessed will: that is the hardest for all of you, ye sublime ones!
Their business was so important that they decided to push on, despite the darkness and the mutterings of an approaching storm, which eventually broke upon them just as they arrived opposite the "Spook House." The lightning was so incessant that they easily found their way through the gateway and into a shed, where they hitched and unharnessed their team.
I climbed up into the loft and threw down the hay for her, while she unharnessed her team.
Then the mice were unharnessed from the truck and scampered away through the grass to their homes.
Immediately several men appeared, who unharnessed the smoking horses, and put the carriage into a coach house.
After loading there was a long delay before the horses were brought, these having been unharnessed during the ridding; but at length, about two o'clock, the whole was under way, the cooking-pot swinging from the axle of the waggon, Mrs Durbeyfield and family at the top, the matron having in her lap, to prevent injury to its works, the head of the clock, which, at any exceptional lurch of the waggon, struck one, or one-and-a-half, in hurt tones.
The first thing he saw on riding up to the space where Tushin's guns were stationed was an unharnessed horse with a broken leg, that lay screaming piteously beside the harnessed horses.
The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger were unharnessed from the chariot and allowed to roam at will throughout the palace, where they nearly frightened the servants into fits, although they did no harm at all.
On those occasions, when a servant had given me notice, my custom was to go immediately to the door, and, after paying my respects, to take up the coach and two horses very carefully in my hands (for, if there were six horses, the postillion always unharnessed four,) and place them on a table, where I had fixed a movable rim quite round, of five inches high, to prevent accidents.
Here they unharnessed the mules and turned them out to feed on the sweet juicy herbage that grew by the water side.