unloose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unloose loosen the ties of "unloose your sneakers"
    • v unloose grant freedom to; free from confinement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Unloose To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union.
    • v. t Unloose To make loose; to loosen; to set free.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unloose To loose; unfasten; untie; undo; unravel.
    • unloose To let go or free from hold or fastening; unbind from bonds, fetters, cords, or the like; set at liberty; release.
    • unloose To become unfastened; fall in pieces; lose all connection or union.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unloose un-lōōs′ to make loose: to set free
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-,intensive) + loose,

Usage

In literature:

Pharaoh Daggs, step forward and unloose the rope!
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Two from her feet unloose Her sandals.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
When Love shall unloose the hand-clasp and under the heaping clays Shall hide in the shadows dark, dear, the dreams of the by-gone days!
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Her arms unloosed their hold of Daisy.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
The primitive passions of both were unloosed.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It never slips; is easily unloosed by pulling the two short ends.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The skirt-band was unloosed, and the skirt of the dress was gathered up about the waist.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
They followed him in silence, unloosing their holsters and grimly ready.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
The other dogs were therefore unloosed and allowed to range about the country.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
A sailor drew it in, and unloosed the cable.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
In pity, gentle Senor, unloose your grasp a little, or I shall die without confessing at all.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Yet more fearful to disclose the secret and unloose so diabolical a power.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
The alferez, pale with wrath and astonishment, made a signal for them to unloose him.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The lone rider on the guillotine side has succeeded in unloosing the bar.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
To her it was brutality unloosed; it was shocking, disgusting, next to murder.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The tongues of my patrons were now unloosed, and they all acceded unhesitatingly to the terms which I had proposed.
"John Whopper" by Thomas March Clark
The champagne now began to flow freely, and as it flowed the tongues of many of the company were unloosed by degrees.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
But tea unlooses the bonds of speech.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Alan was feeling like one who, bound, has been suddenly unloosed.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
Then the ropes were untied, and we felt like colts unloosed.
"An Impromptu Ascent of Mont Blanc" by W. H. Le Mesurier
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In poetry:

While Thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
That my joyful soul may bless
Christ the Lord, my Righteousness.
"To the Temple I Repair" by James Montgomery
Should he resolve the rainbow's hues,
Into their prime and simple forms,
And thus the charm dispel, unloose,
Which gladdens us, amid the storms?
"How Nature's Beauties Should Be Viewed" by Thomas Frederick Young
"Next day—next day! Unloose my cords!"
Our sister needed none, my lord.
You had no mind to face our swords,
And—where can cowards run, my lord?
"Heriot's Ford" by Rudyard Kipling
Ah, Lord! enlarge our scanty thought,
To know the wonders thou hast wrought;
Unloose our stammering tongues, to tell
Thy love immense, unsearchable.
"Hymn XXVI: I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God" by Charles Wesley
Late unloosed by God
From their cage aloft Somewhere near the sky
Snow flakes flutter soft,
Flutter, fall, and die On the pavement mute,
On the fields untrod.
"Snow At Morning" by Thomas MacDonagh
Unloose the twilight hair about thy head,
And listen to the waters deep and slow
For we are dreaming with the dreaming dead,
Dreaming where the flowers of Isis blow.
"Dreamlight" by Leon Gellert

In news:

at the same time, he has unloosed forces that he is unable to control.
'Unaccompanied Minors' at MOMA: The Kids Are Unloosed.
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