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unsew

[uhn-soh]
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verb (used with object), un·sewed, un·sewn or un·sewed, un·sew·ing.
  1. to remove or rip the stitches of (something sewed).

Origin of unsew

First recorded in 1300–50, unsew is from the Middle English word unsouwen. See un-2, sew1
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Historical Examples

  • Mother boxed his ears, and then she and Sue sat down and worked all the morning trying to unsew the things with the scissors.

    Harper's Young People, February 15, 1881

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