Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To release or remove from a hook.
  • transitive verb To unfasten the hooks of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To loose from a hook; open or undo by detaching the hook or hooks of.

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

  • transitive verb To loose from a hook; to undo or open by loosening or unfastening the hooks of.

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

  • verb Remove from a hook

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

  • verb take off a hook

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Wherever, because then I’ll be able to unhook from the rail system and drive the rest of the way on roads.

    duh pookie

  • Wherever, because then I’ll be able to unhook from the rail system and drive the rest of the way on roads.

    duh pookie

  • Now, in "Working with You Is Killing Me", readers learn how to "unhook" from these emotional pitfalls and gain valuable strategies for confronting workplace conflicts in a healthy, productive way.

    Humour

  • The point isn't to improve your thoughts and feelings, or stamp out negative ones, so much as to "unhook" from them; to stop being a puppet they jerk around.

    This column will change your life: Power to the people… or not

  • Now, in "Working with You Is Killing Me", readers learn how to "unhook" from these emotional pitfalls and gain valuable strategies for confronting workplace conflicts in a healthy, productive way.

    Communication

  • Upon arrival at a fire, the men would unhook the horses and send them out of danger; the horses were covered with blankets to keep them warm or to keep them from being burned by embers from the fire; and the department dog would stay with the horses and keep them calm and in place.

    Kate Kelly: NYC Fire Museum: A Hidden Gem

  • Upon arrival at a fire, the men would unhook the horses and send them out of danger; the horses were covered with blankets to keep them warm or to keep them from being burned by embers from the fire; and the department dog would stay with the horses and keep them calm and in place.

    Kate Kelly: NYC Fire Museum: A Hidden Gem

  • I unhook my ascender and switch over to a descender, not really ready to leave, to drop through the branches and return to the ground, and in this moment of readjustment, of powering my body down and trying to memorize the view, I recognize the feeling.

    Taking Tree-Hugging to New Heights

  • Wednesday, they sent a tank to unhook the Plow from the tree.

    Babies

  • Upon arrival at a fire, the men would unhook the horses and send them out of danger; the horses were covered with blankets to keep them warm or to keep them from being burned by embers from the fire; and the department dog would stay with the horses and keep them calm and in place.

    Kate Kelly: NYC Fire Museum: A Hidden Gem

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