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

  • intransitive verb To release from or as if from moorings.
  • intransitive verb Nautical To release (a ship) from all but one anchor.
  • intransitive verb To cast off moorings.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nautical, to bring to the state of riding with a single anchor, after having been moored by two or more cables.
  • To loose from anchorage or from moorings, literally or figuratively.
  • To loose from moorings; weigh anchor.

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

  • transitive verb To cause to ride with one anchor less than before, after having been moored by two or more anchors.
  • transitive verb To loose from anchorage. See moor, v. t.
  • intransitive verb To weigh anchor.

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

  • verb transitive To unfix or unsecure (a moored boat).

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ moor

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