One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unfasten (something tied in place with a cord or rope)‘he unlashed the dinghy’
- ‘Dante looked at the man questioningly, but just shrugged and unlashed the sheath from his belt.’
- ‘We've all been bracing for the storm, and I'm not quite ready to unlash myself from the mast.’
- ‘Upon being dragged onto the ship, Grace's hands had been unlashed and she was continually held at knife point.’
- ‘From the low-beamed ceiling he unlashed a hammock and tied it to a truss by the fireplace wall.’
- ‘Officers and crew are needed to secure and/or unsecure, lash and/or unlash containers.’
- ‘I unlashed our empty food bag and gave it to her.’
- ‘Drivers worked lashing / unlashing containers, driving light equipment, canteen cleaning and assisting clerical staff etc.’
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