Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • verb remove the hand from

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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."

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • 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

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

    Romulan Conference (Part Two)

  • 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

  • “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

  • "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.

    Blowback

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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