Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To give way; relax; slacken.

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

  • verb obsolete To yield; to relax; to give way.

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

  • verb transitive, intransitive To yield; relax; slacken; give way.
  • verb transitive To take back.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ give.

Examples

  • (Glanvill) {152}; ‘to know’, but not ‘to unknow’ (Wiclif); ‘to give’, but not ‘to ungive’.

    English Past and Present

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