unmarry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ marry

Verb[edit]

unmarry (third-person singular simple present unmarries, present participle unmarrying, simple past and past participle unmarried)

  1. to undo the action of marrying.
    • 1883, Anthony Trollope, Mr. Scarborough's Family[1]:
      But there can be no doubt that John Scarborough and Ada Sneyd were married at Rummelsburg, and that it will be found to be impossible to unmarry them."
    • 1909, Miles Franklin, Some Everyday Folk and Dawn[2]:
      If you like to exercise your authority I'll run away and you can't unmarry me.