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

  • transitive v. To release or remove from or as if from a hook.
  • transitive v. To unfasten the hooks of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Remove from a hook

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. take off a hook


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

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  • 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.

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


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • There is something very freeing about this, and allows permission to unhook, stay home and restore ourselves with quiet activities our overactive lives are craving.

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  • We reeled him in and tried to unhook him without getting bit and sent him on his way.

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  • She was trying to unhook it when the fish jumped punching the treble through her finger, all i heard was screaming so i went to the back of the boat to see what was going on.

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  • I thought I had a Huge Bass maybe snagged on the back of his head and T-Boned him because as I reeled, the line came but very slowly, when I dropped the rod tip it pulled but once I realized the dark shadow approaching my heart raced .... and then I saw I had to touch and unhook my $40 spoon from this slimy, crab and barnacle covered blanket ... only in NY.

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