Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To release from or as if from chains or bonds; set free.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove chains from; to free; to liberate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To free from chains or slavery; to let loose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To free from chains, slavery, or restraint; let loose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the chains from
  • v. make free

Etymologies

un- +‎ chain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • American Independent Business Alliance is urging everyone to "unchain" themselves this Saturday, Nov. 22, by shopping and doing business only with locally owned merchants.

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  • At fifteen rods 'distance from the Indian position on the hill we did not dare unchain our wagons.

    Chapter 13

  • Oh, ‘right’, you can unchain your mail-order bride at weekends.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    You Don't Say?

  • It also might be time to unchain them from their desk now, as well.

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  • You are now beautifully prepared to completely unchain your inner leader and allow it to see the light of day.

    The Leader Who Had No Title

  • 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.

    A Look Over the Fence

  • She did not seem inclined to unchain the door and ask them in.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • 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. '

    Declare dog Independence Day

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