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- v. To unfasten
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To unloose the hasp of; to unclose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To loose from a hasp; let go.
Yet, when I had bidden the guards unhasp the collar which held the prisoner's neck, and clapped my arms around her, showing all the roughness of one who has no mind that his captive shall escape or even unduly struggle, a thrill gushed through me so potent that I was like to have fainted, and it was only by supreme strain of will that I held unbrokenly on with the ceremonial.
He was on horseback, and, stooping from his saddle, was endeavouring just now -- but very unhandily -- to unhasp the gate with the crook of his riding-whip.
By this time David had managed to unhasp the door.
But it annoyed me so much that I resolved to silence it, if possible; and I thought I rose and endeavoured to unhasp the casement.