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unmoor

[uhn-moo r] /ʌnˈmʊər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to loose (a vessel) from moorings or anchorage.
2.
to bring to the state of riding with a single anchor after being moored by two or more.
verb (used without object)
3.
(of a vessel) to become unmoored.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; Middle English unmooren. See un-2, moor2
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unmoor

/ʌnˈmʊə; -ˈmɔː/
verb (nautical)
1.
to weigh the anchor or drop the mooring of (a vessel)
2.
(transitive) to reduce the mooring of (a vessel) to one anchor
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Word Origin and History for unmooring

unmoor

v.

late 15c., "to free from moorings," from un- (2) + moor (v.). Related: Unmoored.

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