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Definitions for uncouple
ʌnˈkʌp əlun·cou·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncouple, decoupleverb

    disconnect or separate

    "uncouple the hounds"


  1. uncoupleverb

    To disconnect or detach one thing from another.

  2. uncoupleverb

    To come loose.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Uncoupleverb

    To loose dogs from their couples.

    Uncouple in the western valley, go;
    Dispatch, I say, and find the forester. William Shakespeare.

    The hunt is up, the morn is bright and gray;
    The fields are fragrant, and the woods are green;
    Uncouple here, and let us make a bay. William Shakespeare.

    The land on which they fought, th’ appointed place,
    In which th’ uncoupled hounds began the chace. Dryden.


  1. uncouple

    Uncouple refers to the act of disconnecting, separating or detaching two or more things or individuals that were previously linked or joined together. It can also refer to the process of ending a connection or relationship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncoupleverb

    to loose, as dogs, from their couples; also, to set loose; to disconnect; to disjoin; as, to uncouple railroad cars

  2. Uncoupleverb

    to roam at liberty

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uncouple

    un-kup′l, v.t. to loose from being coupled: to disjoin: to set loose.—adj. Uncoup′led, not coupled: not married: (her.) découplé.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncouple in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncouple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of uncouple in a Sentence

  1. The DCCC:

    The Proposed Map is the result of a flawed process that did not provide the public, including minority voters who live in historically marginalized communities, with an opportunity to provide input, we urge the Special Master to uncouple Black incumbents and reunite communities of interest around New York City, on Long Island, and in the Hudson River Valley.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    Germany can and will not uncouple itself from the development we seek all over the world. We see this in Germany as well, but in Germany obviously it always has to be seen in a certain context, the context of our past which means we have to be that much more vigilant than others. We have to tell our young people what history has brought over to others, and these horrors.

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