Definition of unbutton in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbʌt(ə)n/


1 [with object] Unfasten the buttons of (a garment): unbuttoning her jacket she sat down at the table
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  • All we need in order to master the operation of a digital camera is how to turn a few buttons, as if unbuttoning our jacket in a dark room.
  • His button down shirt was unbuttoned, letting his strong, pale-skinned, muscles show.
  • Sitting in an armchair in the senator's office, Alito forgot to unbutton his suit jacket, causing his tie to stick out and his jacket to bunch up.
2 [no object] informal Relax and become less inhibited: unbutton a little, Molly
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  • This isn't the first time I've been here when there has been a group of very noisy women who seem to be using dining as an excuse to get hammered with their mates and unbutton a little.

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