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- (transitive) To detach from any connecting agency or link; to disconnect.
- c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- He doth unfasten so and shake a friend.
- (intransitive) To come unloosed or untied.
to detach from any connecting agency or link — See also translations at disconnect
to come unloosed or untied
- unfasten in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.