unpark

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From un- +‎ park.

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unpark (third-person singular simple present unparks, present participle unparking, simple past and past participle unparked)

  1. (transitive) to remove (a car or other vehicle) from a parked position
    • 1950, The Deseret News, vol. 332, no. 33, "Mother Recovers Car Outbound Son Parked:
      Tuesday Mrs. Jennie Anderson, 366 North Ninth West St., received the ten-day-old letter asking her to go to Seattle and unpark the car.
  2. (intransitive) to remove a car or other vehicle from a parked position
    • 1969, United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 409 F.2d 1130:
      A small portion of that area near the sentry booth was left open for vehicular movements essential to parking and unparking.
  3. (computing, transitive) To release from the fixed position adopted when not in use.
    to unpark the head of a disk drive

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