Definition of "unlash" [un•lash]

  • To untie the lashing of; loose. (verb-transitive)

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Use "unlash" in a sentence
  • "While the man lay by the fire and wept, she cooked, and in the morning helped lash the sleds, and in the evening to unlash them."
  • "The U.K. finance minister is said to be preparing to unlash - unleash, even, a super tax when he has his pre-budget report."
  • "Slowly, carefully, the thirty-two sledge-pullers worked together to unlash the heavy coffin and lower it down precisely angled boards to its temporary resting place on the wooden superstructure just above the rectangle of black water."