Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To draw out the thread from.
  • transitive verb To find one's way out of (a labyrinth, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To draw or take out a thread from: as, to unthread a needle.
  • To relax the ligaments of; loosen.
  • To find one's way through.

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

  • transitive verb To draw or take out a thread from.
  • transitive verb To deprive of ligaments; to loose the ligaments of.
  • transitive verb To make one's way through; to traverse.

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

  • verb transitive To remove a thread from.

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Examples

  • Gmail getting there but still needs unthread « Squash

    Gmail getting there but still needs unthread « Squash

  • She is smart enough to best most of the girls and all of the boys in her math class, where complex variables and prime roots unthread themselves on the page, yielding their solutions before she can put the point of her pencil to the paper.

    Arturo + Lourdes, 2005 and 4ever

  • I wonder if the bottle would unthread itself from the cap as you rode?

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz (Special Thursday Edition)!

  • Now that GMail wants to be seen as a corporate email alternative, it desperately needs to introduce an unthread option.

    GMail needs unthread option « Squash

  • In fact I think I read about 70% of that unthread and have been lurking here for the last 6 hours plus about 4 hours yesterday looking for urls that would help in a piece I am working on.

    Unthreaded #11 « Climate Audit

  • I was responding to something in #10 unthread as I said.

    Unthreaded #11 « Climate Audit

  • I unclip my harness from the supporting rope system, unthread the waist belt from its double-back safety ring, and drop the harness around my legs to my feet.

    127 Hours

  • I unclip my harness from the supporting rope system, unthread the waist belt from its double-back safety ring, and drop the harness around my legs to my feet.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • I unclip my harness from the supporting rope system, unthread the waist belt from its double-back safety ring, and drop the harness around my legs to my feet.

    127 Hours

  • I unclip my harness from the supporting rope system, unthread the waist belt from its double-back safety ring, and drop the harness around my legs to my feet.

    127 Hours

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