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EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ hook

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unhook (third-person singular simple present unhooks, present participle unhooking, simple past and past participle unhooked)

  1. (transitive) To remove from a hook.
    • 1961 March, "Balmore", “Driving and firing modern French steam locomotives”, in Trains Illustrated, page 146:
      After Aulnoye the route lay through the colliery area and past Maubeuge to Jeumont, on the Belgian border. There Eùgene unhooked and we handed the train over to a Belgian diesel.
  2. (transitive) To unfasten by means of hooks.
    to unhook a bra
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To unfasten the bra of (its wearer).

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