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Definition of "uncouple" []

  • To disconnect: uncouple railroad cars. (verb-transitive)
  • To set loose or release from a couple. (verb-transitive)
  • To come or break loose. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncouple" in a sentence
  • "We would fix the tax code to uncouple health insurance from employment and let people purchase their own mix of services and coverage."
  • "If you uncouple the gun issue from other liberal/conservative squabbles you will find that respect for our firearms bearing heritage is way broader than other issues."
  • "The [UnitedHealth] program is banking on the assumption that if we uncouple paying for drugs with paying for care that doctors will do what they do best, which is doctor."