Definition of unassisted in English:



  • 1Not helped by anyone or anything.

    ‘medically unassisted births’
    ‘I could never find the place unassisted’
    • ‘Shock gave way to smiles as the Pope walked unassisted down the steps of his jet at Toronto's airport Tuesday.’
    • ‘In English law she would be free to do so if she were physically capable of taking her own life, unassisted.’
    • ‘A year later he skied solo to the South Pole, and in 1996 he became the first to cross Antarctica alone and unassisted - a trip that took 64 days.’
    • ‘The birth, the culmination of a five-year process, was unassisted and went off without a hitch.’
    • ‘She writes about her plan to have a completely unassisted birth amidst all the signs that it's going to be high-risk.’
    • ‘My only option is to schedule a repeat c-section or give birth at home unassisted.’
    • ‘Each word performs its solitary duty unassisted by the others, with the result that Boylan's tomatoes, rather than being shown, are only subtly anatomized.’
    • ‘Jeannine's work became focused on freebirth - birth unassisted by a paid professional.’
    • ‘Episiotomy is used more often in births that require the use of instruments such as forceps or suction, than in unassisted births.’
    • ‘Stories are organized according to attending caregivers: physicians, midwives, and doulas, with the last chapter dedicated to unassisted births.’
    • ‘We easily see the united lustre of them, though the light of no one of the single stars could have affected the unassisted eye.’
    • ‘Recovery from an assisted birth can take longer than an unassisted birth.’
    • ‘I can do what she teaches by myself in the limited patch of floor I have in my bedroom, I can close my eyes and breathe, I can feel the love: all that I can do unassisted.’
    • ‘For other parents who could not afford private school unassisted, the credits represented an opportunity to have a real choice in their children's education for the first time.’
    • ‘It chokes me up a bit when I come back now and he is busy getting his own breakfast and putting on his uniform unassisted (I have to applaud Grandma there) and then he charges out the door eagerly.’
    • ‘The tight budget, Azrul said, meant there were few midwives in many areas nationwide, leading to unassisted and dangerous births in many cases.’
    • ‘The current batch of robotic helpers can perform only one designated task and cannot think for themselves, let alone converse or function unassisted.’
    • ‘All the while, an astute farm boy from Kansas named Robert Bradley was noting a simple phenomenon: farm animals deliver their young unassisted yet rarely have complications in birth.’
    • ‘For these women, their choice is to submit to unnecessary major abdominal surgery, attempt to find a willing midwife, or go if alone at home, unassisted.’
    • ‘The decision of sire to mate with the young cow has a major impact on likelihood of an unassisted birth.’
    alone, all alone, on one's own, in a solitary state, separately, singly, solitarily, unaccompanied, solo
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    1. 1.1US (of a play in a team sport) done by one player, without an assist from another player.
      ‘he made two unassisted tackles’
      • ‘There had been a few other occasions when Advocaat's team might have scored unassisted.’
      • ‘Physical (he recorded 55 unassisted tackles in 1999), Rumph has excellent coverage skills, and reacts well to the ball.’
      • ‘The Raiders held Glover to two unassisted tackles and one assist, but it took a gaggle of linemen to shut him down.’
      • ‘He had seven unassisted tackles (which led the team), forced a fumble and recorded the only sack.’
      • ‘In the fifth game of the 1920 World Series, Brooklyn Robins relief pitcher Clarence Mitchell hit into an unassisted triple play executed by Billy Wambsganss.’