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un·lace

 (ŭn-lās′)
tr.v. un·laced, un·lac·ing, un·lac·es
To loosen or undo the lacing or laces of.

unlace

(ʌnˈleɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to loosen or undo the lacing of (shoes, garments, etc)
2. to unfasten or remove garments of (oneself or another) by or as if by undoing lacing

un•lace

(ʌnˈleɪs)

v.t. -laced, -lac•ing.
to loosen or undo the lacing or laces of (shoes, a corset, etc.).

unlace


Past participle: unlaced
Gerund: unlacing

Imperative
unlace
unlace
Present
I unlace
you unlace
he/she/it unlaces
we unlace
you unlace
they unlace
Preterite
I unlaced
you unlaced
he/she/it unlaced
we unlaced
you unlaced
they unlaced
Present Continuous
I am unlacing
you are unlacing
he/she/it is unlacing
we are unlacing
you are unlacing
they are unlacing
Present Perfect
I have unlaced
you have unlaced
he/she/it has unlaced
we have unlaced
you have unlaced
they have unlaced
Past Continuous
I was unlacing
you were unlacing
he/she/it was unlacing
we were unlacing
you were unlacing
they were unlacing
Past Perfect
I had unlaced
you had unlaced
he/she/it had unlaced
we had unlaced
you had unlaced
they had unlaced
Future
I will unlace
you will unlace
he/she/it will unlace
we will unlace
you will unlace
they will unlace
Future Perfect
I will have unlaced
you will have unlaced
he/she/it will have unlaced
we will have unlaced
you will have unlaced
they will have unlaced
Future Continuous
I will be unlacing
you will be unlacing
he/she/it will be unlacing
we will be unlacing
you will be unlacing
they will be unlacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unlacing
you have been unlacing
he/she/it has been unlacing
we have been unlacing
you have been unlacing
they have been unlacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unlacing
you will have been unlacing
he/she/it will have been unlacing
we will have been unlacing
you will have been unlacing
they will have been unlacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unlacing
you had been unlacing
he/she/it had been unlacing
we had been unlacing
you had been unlacing
they had been unlacing
Conditional
I would unlace
you would unlace
he/she/it would unlace
we would unlace
you would unlace
they would unlace
Past Conditional
I would have unlaced
you would have unlaced
he/she/it would have unlaced
we would have unlaced
you would have unlaced
they would have unlaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unlace - undo the ties ofunlace - undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"
unloose, unloosen - loosen the ties of; "unloose your sneakers"
unlash - untie the lashing of; "unlash the horse"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
Translations

unlace

[ˈʌnˈleɪs] VTdesenlazar; [+ shoes] → desatar los cordones de

unlace

References in classic literature ?
"You ain't a-goin' to?" Billy asked in surprised delight, then began unlacing his own.
He stops unlacing and looks at them as if they had appeared there of their own accord].
Then a deputation set off for The Worm's quarters and found him, betwixt and between, unlacing his stays, with the hat, wig, serge dress, etc., on the bed.
But at eleven that night, sitting on the edge of his bunk and unlacing his moccasins, a thought came to him.
"Look for yourself, My Lord Earl," replied the girl removing the helm, which she had been unlacing from the fallen man.
Tom was sitting at the bottom of his bed unlacing his boots, so that his back was towards Arthur, and he didn't see what had happened, and looked up in wonder at the sudden silence.
I was all eagerness to see his face, but he kept it averted for some time while employed in unlacing the bag's mouth.
In 1893 a man in Chicago named Whitcomb Judson got tired of lacing and unlacing his boots.
It was a home for what became known as the Human Potential Movement, which sold the idea that personal and societal ills can be remedied by unlacing the straitjackets of conventional religions and therapies to unleash the confident energies within us.
After unlacing your skates, try on some old cowboy boots at Tomboy (tomboysc.com).
First, the narrator hears sounds from behind the curtain: "whispers and stealthy footsteps; the noise of a comb laid on the table." Then he hears and, more of interest, imagines the women as they undress: "a slipper dropt on the floor; the twang like a broken harp-string, caused by the loosening a tight belt; the rustling of a gown in its descent; and the unlacing of a pair of stays.