• WordNet 3.6
    • v unhook take off a hook
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unhook To loose from a hook; to undo or open by loosening or unfastening the hooks of; as, to unhook a fish; to unhook a dress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unhook To loose from a hook; open or undo by detaching the hook or hooks of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unhook un-hook′ to loose from a hook.
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  • Rita Coolidge
    Rita Coolidge
    “Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + hook,


In literature:

He unhooked his wallet, and turned out the contents on Tessa's lap.
"Romola" by George Eliot
She flung herself farther out just as his left arm was unhooked from the inflated tire.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
While thus engaged the fisherman unhooked the guzla from the branches and hurried off into the courtyard with it.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Whereupon Berta marched away to bed, leaving the swinging door unhooked and the outer door ajar.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
You'll have to unhook it all and begin again.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
She removed her belt, unhooked the empty holster that hung from it, and slipped the holster into her pocket.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
She unhooked the largest, wound the chain around it, tucked it under her left arm and started back.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
After a little time he heard steps in the passage, and the chain being unhooked.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
He unhooked the receiver and called.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
So, unhooking the horses out of one of the Cape carts, they joined up the traces and I was safely hauled up.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
It was impossible for her to unhook the back of her dress.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
So arguing, Fandor unhooked the receiver.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
He unhooked the wire and rode after her.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
With my left hand I unhooked my light; I already gripped my knife in my right hand.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
He unhooked the reins from the fence, and flung them over its head.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
She stood still, slightly annoyed, as he unhooked and his mood was, not broken, but set back a little.
"The Real Hard Sell" by William W Stuart
Can you unhook that dress?
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
She unhooked the tugs and headed the mules for home.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Next he unhooked the little bridge and put it under his right.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
It was all I could do not to break down while Ray was unhooking my frock at the back.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

In poetry:

But when he looked so pleased, alack!
She unhooked and plunked him back.--
"I never like to catch what I can,"
Said Miss Medairy Dory-Ann.
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley
"I left him in the shafts behind,
His fellows all unhook'd and gone,
He neigh'd, and deem'd the thing unkind.
Then, starting, drew the load alone!
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
Unhooked his gorping, water-horny mouth.
And seen his horror-tilted eye,
His red-gold, water-precious, mirror-flat bright eye;
And felt him beat in my hand, with his mucous, leaping
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
But every night when the white stars rose
He crossed by the Gunning Plain
To a stockman's hut where the Gunning flows,
And struck on the door three swift light blows,
And a hand unhooked the chain -
"The Death Of Ben Hall" by William Henry Ogilvie
I jes' gee-haw the hosses, and unhook the swingle-tree,
Whur the hazel-bushes tosses down their shadders over me,
And I draw my plug o' navy, and I climb the fence, and set
Jes' a-thinkin' here, 'y gravy! till my eyes is wringin'-wet!
"Romancin'" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Its primary function is to prevent the choker from going slack and the load spreading after being unhooked.
Safely unhook small crappie .
ORANGE — Sam Rayburn/Toledo Bend guide Roger Bacon shows how to unhook an undersize crappie without killing it.
Somebody stole the Liberty Bell yesterday, unhooked it from its case, and carted it off when no one was looking.
I recently pulled my fifth wheel RV trailer home from a camping trip and unhooked the truck.
An Orlando tow truck driver was arrested and sprayed with mace after he refused to unhook a party bus parked on.
An Orlando tow truck driver was arrested and sprayed with mace after he refused to unhook a party bus parked on International Drive when the driver showed up, WFTV.com reports.
Not only was his wardrobe choice a blast from the past, he even had one of the straps unhooked.
Chris was calm and enthusiastic as he unhooked all the convoluted straps and explained two different ways to install this particular car seat.
While unhooking from the feed trailer loaded with wet corn gluten feed, I was thinking how the feed had made a full circle back to the field where corn was grown.
Have you ever gleefully finished the task of unhooking the trailer, only to slam your shin against the ball mount.
If something goes wrong, you merely turn the valve off instead of trying to unhook the quick disconnects.
Somebody stole the Liberty Bell yesterday, unhooked it from its case, and carted it off when no one was looking.
According to state law, the tow truck driver must unhook a vehicle if the owner shows up and pays a service fee of not more than have the posted towing rate.
Not only do the people recording not tell the lady that the vacuum is unhooked but the other guy walks past her twice and doesn't say anything.

In science:

Our goal is to unhook this relation and in fact the parameter t was introduced precisely for this purpose.
Persistence of iterated partial sums