[ uhn-hoo k ]
/ ʌnˈhʊk /

verb (used with object)

to detach by or as if by releasing a hook: to unhook a tractor from a trailer.
to unfasten or open by undoing a hook or hooks: to unhook a door; to unhook a corset.

verb (used without object)

to become unhooked.

Origin of unhook

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + hook1

Example sentences from the Web for unhook

British Dictionary definitions for unhook

/ (ʌnˈhʊk) /


(tr) to remove (something) from a hook
(tr) to unfasten the hook of (a dress, etc)
(intr) to become unfastened or be capable of unfastening the dress wouldn't unhook