Definition of unlace in English:

unlace

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Undo the laces of (a shoe or garment):

    ‘she unlaced her boots’
    • ‘Trembling, she unlaced her shoes and laid them on the ground next to her bed.’
    • ‘Ram unlaced her dress, lifting her so that the woman could pull it over her head.’
    • ‘His shirt was unlaced, the sleeves rolled up as far as they could go.’
    • ‘He throws his jacket onto the pile of Stuart's clothes and unlaces his shoes.’
    • ‘Before they knew it, the skate was already over, and pretty soon, it was just the two of them left in the dressing room, sitting beside each other on a bench and unlacing their skates.’
    • ‘Jack tied the sash at his waist, and busied himself unlacing his boots.’
    • ‘Ryder unlaced Kit's boot as gently as possible, before taking it off her foot, along with her sock.’
    • ‘Zip crouches and unlaces his boots, clumsily shakes them off.’
    • ‘She could feel Charles fingers unlacing her dress behind her.’
    • ‘She turned her back to him, ‘Would you unlace my dress?’’
    • ‘She'd just returned from her job at the plant nursery and was sitting at the table, unlacing her sneakers.’
    • ‘He unlaced his heavy boots and let them thud onto the floor in a heap.’
    • ‘She bent down and unlaced her boots, pulling them off.’
    • ‘She slowly unlaced her boots and pulled them off to stretch her feet.’
    • ‘Sitting down on the edge of the water, he unlaced his shoes.’
    • ‘He unlaced his boots and pulled them off, and the wet socks as well.’
    • ‘She unlaced her boots and kicked them across the room with amusement.’
    • ‘I've got a rock in my shoe,’ grumbled Alice, kneeling to unlace her boot and extract the offending pebble.’
    • ‘Corio slipped his sunglasses into his pocket and started unlacing his boots.’
    • ‘As Sandy bent over to unlace her running shoes Olivia screeched at her, ‘Are you listening?’’
    unfasten, unbutton, unhook, untie, unlace
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Pronunciation:

unlace

/ʌnˈleɪs/