un stepping

unstep

[uhn-step]
verb (used with object), unstepped, unstepping.
to lift from its step, as a mast.

Origin:
1850–55; un-2 + step

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unstep (ʌnˈstɛp)
 
vb , -steps, -stepping, -stepped
(tr) nautical to remove (a mast) from its step

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