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To unfasten, or to come unfastened

unfasten

verb

to move the part that holds something together, especially on a piece of clothing or a belt

undo

verb

to open, untie, or remove something so that it no longer closes, fastens, or connects another thing

detach

verb

to become removed from something

come off

to stop being fixed to something

unroll

verb

to open out something such as a carpet or a large piece of paper that has been rolled up

unhook

verb

to move something so that it is no longer fixed by or to a hook

unfurl

verb

to spread out after being untied

steam open

to use steam to separate two edges or pieces of paper that are stuck together

uncouple

verb

to separate two things, or to become separate

uncoil

verb

if something uncoils, or if you uncoil it, it becomes straight after being wrapped around something or curled

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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