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 for unlace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unlace \Un*lace"\, v. t. [1st un- + lace.]
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     1. To loose by undoing a lacing; as, to unlace a shoe.
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     2. To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to
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              What's the matter,
              That you unlace your reputation thus? --Shak.
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     3. (Naut.) To loose, and take off, as a bonnet from a sail,
        or to cast off, as any lacing in any part of the rigging
        of a vessel. --Totten.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner" [syn: untie,
           unbrace, unlace] [ant: bind, tie]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "unlace":
     cast off, detach, disengage, doff, free, liberate, loose, loosen,
     release, remove, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbuckle,
     unbutton, unchain, unclasp, undo, unfasten, unfetter, unglue,
     unlatch, unleash, unlock, unloose, unloosen, unstick, unstrap,
     untie, weigh anchor

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