unbind

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English unbinden, from Old English unbindan, onbindan (to unbind; untie), from Proto-Germanic *andabindaną, equivalent to un- +‎ bind. Cognate with Dutch ontbinden, German entbinden, Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌱𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽 (andbindan).

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unbind (third-person singular simple present unbinds, present participle unbinding, simple past unbound, past participle unbound or (rare) unbounden)

  1. (transitive) To take bindings off.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To set free from a debt, contract or promise.
  3. (computing, transitive) To disable some kind of connection in software, such as a key binding.
    • Douglas Chick, Minecraft Secrets Book Cheat Codes (page 23)
      Unbinds the specified key from a command

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