from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To release or loosen the clasp of.
  • intransitive verb To release or loosen from a clasp or an embrace.
  • intransitive verb To become unfastened.
  • intransitive verb To release or relax a clasp or grasp; let go.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To loosen the clasp of, as a purse or a belt.
  • To lay open; reveal; disclose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To loose the clasp of; to open, as something that is fastened with, or as with, a clasp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To release the clasp from something
  • verb To become unfastened

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

  • verb release from a clasp


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