Definition of unloose in US English:


(also unloosen)


[with object]
  • Undo; let free.

    ‘he rushed across to unloose the dog’
    • ‘A 5.1-magnitude earthquake triggered the collapse of the mountain's north flank, unloosing the biggest landslide ever recorded and an eruption equal to 500 Hiroshimas.’
    • ‘And never for love of our Lord unloosing their lips.’
    • ‘Repeating EVER enough times until I was un-hornified, I looked up, and saw Jeremy leaning against the counter-holding keys in one hand, and unloosing his tie with the other.’
    • ‘But when these point sources of light are unloosed from the grid, but still signifying life, are we again in the presence of a city nightscape?’
    • ‘I desperately hope we are a wiser people than to unloose the power to kill based on undisclosed ‘information‘with no accountability.’’
    • ‘I was recently advised of a splendid plan to unloose some sparrow hawks in Glasgow's parks and squares.’
    • ‘If the loss of Calais unloosed such fury in him, I tremble to think what the possible loss of the election might entail.’
    • ‘By the fin de siècle this view of high-end consumption had so exploded that Thorstein Veblen unloosed the first modern sustained attack on luxury in his thoroughly entertaining Theory of the Leisure Class.’
    • ‘Even before discoursing on sewers and sewage, author Halliday unlooses two illustrations which eloquently depict Bazalegette's achievements above ground.’
    • ‘GOP officials, meanwhile, have been getting reports of phone calls being made by a person who says he's representing the Bush campaign, and then unlooses a string of swear words.’
    remove, detach, disentangle, extricate, separate, release, loosen, loose, disconnect, unfasten, unclasp, uncouple, decouple, undo, unhook, unhitch, untie, unyoke, disentwine
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