un button

unbutton

[uhn-buht-n]
verb (used with object)
1.
to free (buttons) from buttonholes; unfasten or undo.
2.
to unfasten by or as if by unbuttoning: to unbutton a jacket.
3.
to disclose (one's feelings, thoughts, etc.) after deliberate or prolonged silence.
verb (used without object)
4.
to unfasten a button or one's buttons.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English unbotenen. See un-2, button

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unbutton (ʌnˈbʌtən)
 
vb
1.  to undo by unfastening (the buttons) of (a garment)
2.  informal to release or relax (oneself, tension, etc)

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unbutton
early 14c., from un- (2) + button (v.).
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