unthread

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ thread

Verb[edit]

unthread (third-person singular simple present unthreads, present participle unthreading, simple past and past participle unthreaded)

  1. (transitive) To draw or remove a thread from.
  2. To loosen the connections of.
  3. To make one's way through.
    • 1820, {w|John Keats}}, "Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil", XXXVII:
      The while it did unthread the horrid woof
      Of the late darken’d time ...

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