un lace

unlace

[uhn-leys]
verb (used with object), unlaced, unlacing.
1.
to loosen or undo the lacing or laces of (a pair of shoes, a corset, etc.).
2.
to loosen or remove the garments of (a person) by or as if by undoing laces.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English unlacen. See un-2, lace

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unlace (ʌnˈleɪs)
 
vb
1.  to loosen or undo the lacing of (shoes, garments, etc)
2.  to unfasten or remove garments of (oneself or another) by or as if by undoing lacing

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unlace
c.1300, from un- (2) + lace (v.).
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