un bind

unbind

[uhn-bahynd]
verb (used with object), unbound, unbinding.
1.
to release from bonds or restraint, as a prisoner; free.
2.
to unfasten or loose, as a bond or tie.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English unbinden, Old English unbindan; cognate with German entbinden. See un-2, bind

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unbind (ʌnˈbaɪnd)
 
vb , -binds, -binding, -bound
1.  to set free from restraining bonds or chains; release
2.  to unfasten or make loose (a bond, tie, etc)

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unbind
O.E. unbindan, "to free from binding," from un- (2) + bind. Cf. Ger. entbinden, Du. ontbinden. Lit. and fig. senses both present in O.E.
"Suæ huæt ðu unbindes ofer eorðu bið unbunden in heofnum." [Lindisfarne Gospels, Matt. XVI.19]
Unbound is from O.E. unbunden, in literal sense. Figurative sense first attested late 14c.; of books from 1540s.
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