Un*lace" (?), v. t. [1st un- + lace.]
To loose by undoing a lacing; as, to unlace a shoe.
To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to disgrace.
What's the matter,
That you unlace your reputation thus?
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.
© Webster 1913.