undock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ dock

Verb[edit]

undock (third-person singular simple present undocks, present participle undocking, simple past and past participle undocked)

  1. (transitive) To remove a ship from a dock.
  2. (transitive, computing) To remove from a docking station.
    After I undock my laptop, I can run it for about six hours on battery power.
  3. (transitive, computing) To drag a user interface element (such as a toolbar) away from its fixed position so that it floats freely.