a) To disconnect or detach one thing from another.
b) To come loose.
See Also: couple, uncoupled

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  • Uncouple — Un*cou ple, v. t. [1st pref. un + couple.] To loose, as dogs, from their couples; also, to set loose; to disconnect; to disjoin; as, to uncouple railroad cars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncouple — Un*cou ple, v. i. To roam at liberty. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncouple — index break (separate), detach, disband, disjoint, dissociate, dissolve (separate), divide ( …   Law dictionary

  • uncouple — (v.) c.1300, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) opposite of + COUPLE (Cf. couple) (v.). Cf. M.Du. ontcoppelen. Related: Uncoupled; uncoupling …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncouple — [unkup′əl] vt. uncoupled, uncoupling 1. to release (dogs) from being leashed together in couples 2. to unfasten (things coupled); disconnect vi. to become unfastened …   English World dictionary

  • uncouple — UK [ʌnˈkʌp(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms uncouple : present tense I/you/we/they uncouple he/she/it uncouples present participle uncoupling past tense uncoupled past participle uncoupled to separate two things, or to become… …   English dictionary

  • uncouple — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to release (dogs) from a pair of joined collars 2. detach, disconnect < uncouple railroad cars > • uncoupler noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncouple — /un kup euhl/, v., uncoupled, uncoupling. v.t. 1. to release the coupling or link between; disconnect; let go: to uncouple railroad cars. v.i. 2. to become unfastened; let go: The glider uncoupled from the tow plane. [1300 50; ME unco(u)plen; see …   Universalium

  • uncouple — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, abstract, alienate, cast off, cast out, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, estrange, expel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncouple — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. unyoke, disconnect. See disjunction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disconnect, sever, sunder, divorce; see divide 1 , separate 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To separate one thing from another thing …   English dictionary for students

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