Meaning of unclamp in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈklamp/


[with object]
  • Remove the clamp from.

    ‘all you need to do is unclamp the leaking hose, put on a new one, and then reinstall the clamp’
    • ‘When pneumothorax is gone, clamp catheter and repeat CXR in 4 hours; no pneumothorax - remove catheter; recurrent pneumothorax - unclamp cath and put it back on suction.’
    • ‘‘Thanks so much,’ Luigi said, unclamping the cord from his safety belt.’
    • ‘She began to unclamp the test tube to set it in the waiting tray, but it didn't happen that way.’
    • ‘I unclamped the electrodes.’
    • ‘The chest plate splits open, the ex-skeleton lowers him to the ground and he is unclamped from the mechanism.’
    • ‘Luckily the machine was working and I was able to pay the fine and get my car unclamped.’
    • ‘Then, the tubing is unclamped.’
    • ‘She quickly made her way to the room's large steel door as she heard the locking mechanisms begin to click, unclamping the lock.’
    • ‘On the day 37-year-old Hodgkiss' trial was due to start, he was called from court because his firm had clamped a Transco van working on an emergency gas leak and would only unclamp it when the £70 release fee had been paid.’
    • ‘Carpark Securities, Ltd did not charge Mr Smith for unclamping his car.’
    • ‘The motorists concerned are also out-patients attending clinics where they might find themselves kept waiting longer than they had anticipated and having to pay the new £50 charge to be unclamped.’
    • ‘She approached the Burdbrooke Road, Kidbrooke, couple in tears saying she wanted to borrow £70 to unclamp her car so she could pick up her children.’
    • ‘I told him I did not have that amount of money on me, could he please unclamp me and I would drive home and get the money; he said ‘no way’.’
    • ‘Manchester parking enforcer Control Plus refused to unclamp her car without payment, even though she produced a valid ticket.’
    • ‘When I returned I had been clamped and a very rude parking attendant said I had to pay £50 cash to be unclamped.’
    • ‘Eventually we nip to Pizza Express around the corner while we're waiting to be unclamped.’
    • ‘The trick with tongue piercings is not to hit a vein, but I double check the tongue before I unclamp it.’