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[uhn-blok] /ʌnˈblɒk/
verb (used with object)
to remove a block or obstruction from:
to unblock a channel; to unblock a person's credit.
Bridge. to play (a suit) so that the last card of the suit in one hand can provide access to the hand of the partnership having the longer holding in the suit.
Origin of unblock
First recorded in 1605-15; un-2 + block Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mr. Clifford implored the man, almost with tears, to unblock the wall and allow them to go down to the Makalanga.

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for unblock


verb (transitive)
to remove a blockage from (a pipe, etc)
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