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unclasp

[uhn-klasp, -klahsp] /ʌnˈklæsp, -ˈklɑsp/
verb (used with object)
1.
to undo the clasp or clasps of; unfasten.
2.
to release from the grasp:
to unclasp a sword handle.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become unclasped, as the hands or arms.
4.
to release or relax the grasp.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; un-2 + clasp
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  • All buckles must readily clasp and unclasp and locking mechanism on the cylinder holder must operate properly.
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unclasp

/ʌnˈklɑːsp/
verb
1.
(transitive) to unfasten the clasp of (something)
2.
to release one's grip (upon an object)
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