unbutton

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un- +‎ button

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unbutton (third-person singular simple present unbuttons, present participle unbuttoning, simple past and past participle unbuttoned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To open (something) by undoing its buttons.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To come open by having its buttons unfastened.
    • 2010, Janet Chapman, Tempt Me If You Can (page 70)
      He was so muscled and firm, and the canvas shirt under his jacket unbuttoned easily.

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