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

  • transitive v. To loosen or remove a strap on or from.

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  • v. To loosen or remove the straps from (something).

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

  • v. remove the strap or straps from


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  • He would then also use the phrase "strap out" where we would use "unstrap".

    On be having

  • The strap itself is really cool, because it can kind of unstrap part of it to loop around your waist, which is really useful when riding a bike.

    Bag OCD : #comments

  • I get out of my car, unstrap Avery from his car seat, and carry Avery to the front door of D's apartment building.

    Second verse, same as the first

  • I asked the guy why he insisted on helping the player unstrap himself from the guitar and he replied, "Because this guitar is worth $200,000."

    Final curtain (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I pulled up to the launch and actually backed it is on the third try which I thought was good, but had to pull it right back out because I forgot to unstrap the boat.

    Tales From The Boat Ramp

  • Finally he regained enough presence of mind to unstrap himself.

    Gideon’s war

  • “Sir, all due respect, but if you do that, Skelton has to hunker down, peel off his caftan, unstrap the radio, and talk into the phone,” said S-2.

    Dead Zero

  • But this black Honda Pilot with the pink Tinkerbell steering wheel cover is the same car Bryce died in, just inches from where Balfour is bending over Braiden to unstrap him.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Hiro began to unstrap Frizz from the hoverball rig and put it on himself, complaining about the cracked shin guards.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • A gesture from him brought servants running to unstrap the pack-rolls and follow hard on the visitors 'heels as the young man led them across the court to one of the new cells built out from the hall.

    His Disposition


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