American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To release from or as if from chains or bonds; set free.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from chains, slavery, or restraint; let loose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To free from chains or slavery; to let loose.
- v. remove the chains from
- v. make free
- un- + chain. (Wiktionary)
“American Independent Business Alliance is urging everyone to "unchain" themselves this Saturday, Nov. 22, by shopping and doing business only with locally owned merchants.”
“At fifteen rods 'distance from the Indian position on the hill we did not dare unchain our wagons.”
“Oh, ‘right’, you can unchain your mail-order bride at weekends.”
“Hope this was helpful, and we're glad to hear that you are soon to unchain yourself from the US rat-race and join the wonderful world of expat retirement.”
“The cyberutopians told us the Web would flatten artificial hierarchies, tear down the wall between experts and the rest of us, unchain at last the genius that lurked in the common man.”
“It also might be time to unchain them from their desk now, as well.”
“You are now beautifully prepared to completely unchain your inner leader and allow it to see the light of day.”
“And a chartered fishing is renting a 12 foot row boat and they hand you a key to unchain the boat and a map to get there.”
“She did not seem inclined to unchain the door and ask them in.”
“This Fourth of July, before we slice the watermelon and light the sparklers, let\'s make it a true Independence Day for everyone-by urging friends and neighbors to unchain their dogs. ”
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