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Definition of uncouple verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

uncouple

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌpl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they uncouple
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌpl//
 
he / she / it uncouples
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌplz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌplz//
 
past simple uncoupled
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌpld//
 
past participle uncoupled
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌpld//
 
-ing form uncoupling
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈkʌplɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈkʌplɪŋ//
 
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uncouple something (from something) to remove the connection between two vehicles, two parts of a train, etc. To uncouple the trailer from the car, press the ‘release’ button and lift. See related entries: Trains
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: uncouple