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unhook

[uhn-hoo k] /ʌnˈhʊk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to detach by or as if by releasing a hook:
to unhook a tractor from a trailer.
2.
to unfasten or open by undoing a hook or hooks:
to unhook a door; to unhook a corset.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become unhooked.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; un-2 + hook1
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  • Consumers should immediately inspect their toy basketball sets for nets that can unhook from the rim or have knots that slide.
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  • If possible, unhook the fish while it is in the water.
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  • He drove to another location in the field, stopped the tractor and got off of it to unhook the hayracks.
  • Before a storm, unhook or shut off your water heater from its water source so it will not get contaminated.
  • Employees shall not perform work under hovering craft except when necessary to hook or unhook loads.
  • Handle fish as little as possible and release them quickly: unhook fish in water if possible.
  • Handle fish as little as possible and release them quickly-- unhook fish in water if possible.
British Dictionary definitions for unhook

unhook

/ʌnˈhʊk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove (something) from a hook
2.
(transitive) to unfasten the hook of (a dress, etc)
3.
(intransitive) to become unfastened or be capable of unfastening: the dress wouldn't unhook
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