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

  • transitive v. To remove one's hand from; let go.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To release from the hand; to let go.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To loose from the hand; to let go.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take the hand or hands from; release from a grasp; let go.

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

  • v. remove the hand from


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  • When the king spoke to him about Johnny, he apparently swore that he would not unhand such a sweet lady to one who would so surely make her unhappy.

    Exit the Actress

  • Toreth exclaims, "I demand that you unhand my associate."

    Romulan Conference (Part Two)

  • Once middle age appears even faintly on the horizon, fashion suddenly gets all unhand-me-greybeard-loon.

    Alexis Petridis: A toast to Toast

  • 'Once middle age appears even faintly on the horizon, fashion suddenly gets all unhand-me-greybeard-loon'

    Alexis Petridis: A toast to Toast

  • “The jest hath been played,” she said, with as much firmness as she could assume; “may I entreat that your Highness will now unhand me?” for he still kept hold of her arm.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • He handed to the prisoner, as he spoke, the writing materials, which had been seized upon by the archers on their first entrance, and then commanded those satellites to unhand the minstrel.

    Castle Dangerous

  • "Jody, I must insist that you unhand the young man," insisted the Emperor.

    You Suck

  • Alcott was just about to tell this man one last time that he was insane and to unhand her when she heard gunshots and all of the mannequins around them began exploding.


  • Jenour-Redmond did unhand her, so quickly she was dizzy.

    Hero Come Back

  • However, her mother's stern warnings and her years at Miss Emery's Establishment for the Education of Genteel Young Ladies overruled any further sense of adventure, and so she told him in the sternest voice she could muster, "Please, sir, unhand me."

    Hero Come Back


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  • "Hold off. Unhand me, greybeard loon" - Once again Coleridge is the man. Unnerving, eh? A man can be unmanned.

    December 20, 2007