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unhitch

[uhn-hich] /ʌnˈhɪtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to free from attachment; unfasten:
to unhitch a locomotive from a train.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become uncoupled or unfastened.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; un-2 + hitch
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Examples for unhitch
  • It takes time to be able to decompress and unhitch from one way of life onto another.
  • Block the trailer vehicle wheels, unhitch the tow vehicle, and obtain a weight rating.
Word Origin and History for unhitch
v.

1620s, from un- (2) + hitch (v.). Related: Unhitched; unhitching.

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