unstep

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un·step

 (ŭn-stĕp′)
tr.v. un·stepped, un·step·ping, un·steps Nautical
To remove (a mast) from a step.
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unstep

(ʌnˈstɛp)
vb, -steps, -stepping or -stepped
(Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to remove (a mast) from its step
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un•step

(ʌnˈstɛp)

v.t. -stepped, -step•ping.
to lift from its step, as a mast.
[1850–55]
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unstep


Past participle: unstepped
Gerund: unstepping

Imperative
unstep
unstep
Present
I unstep
you unstep
he/she/it unsteps
we unstep
you unstep
they unstep
Preterite
I unstepped
you unstepped
he/she/it unstepped
we unstepped
you unstepped
they unstepped
Present Continuous
I am unstepping
you are unstepping
he/she/it is unstepping
we are unstepping
you are unstepping
they are unstepping
Present Perfect
I have unstepped
you have unstepped
he/she/it has unstepped
we have unstepped
you have unstepped
they have unstepped
Past Continuous
I was unstepping
you were unstepping
he/she/it was unstepping
we were unstepping
you were unstepping
they were unstepping
Past Perfect
I had unstepped
you had unstepped
he/she/it had unstepped
we had unstepped
you had unstepped
they had unstepped
Future
I will unstep
you will unstep
he/she/it will unstep
we will unstep
you will unstep
they will unstep
Future Perfect
I will have unstepped
you will have unstepped
he/she/it will have unstepped
we will have unstepped
you will have unstepped
they will have unstepped
Future Continuous
I will be unstepping
you will be unstepping
he/she/it will be unstepping
we will be unstepping
you will be unstepping
they will be unstepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unstepping
you have been unstepping
he/she/it has been unstepping
we have been unstepping
you have been unstepping
they have been unstepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unstepping
you will have been unstepping
he/she/it will have been unstepping
we will have been unstepping
you will have been unstepping
they will have been unstepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unstepping
you had been unstepping
he/she/it had been unstepping
we had been unstepping
you had been unstepping
they had been unstepping
Conditional
I would unstep
you would unstep
he/she/it would unstep
we would unstep
you would unstep
they would unstep
Past Conditional
I would have unstepped
you would have unstepped
he/she/it would have unstepped
we would have unstepped
you would have unstepped
they would have unstepped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in classic literature ?
When Big John, aided by Ah Moy and Kwaque, lowered the sail and unstepped the mast, titters and laughter arose from the passengers.
As we drew closer, the sail was taken in and the mast unstepped. Oars were shipped, and its occupants waited for us to heave to and take them aboard.
We got to the end of the slough, dropped the sail, unstepped the mast, dug out the oars and proceeded to row back the length of the slough to do it all over again.
Gipsy Moth IV's main and mizzen masts were then unstepped and she was prepared for shipping by freighter to Auckland.