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unstick

[uhn-stik] /ʌnˈstɪk/
verb (used with object), unstuck, unsticking.
1.
to free, as one thing stuck to another.
verb (used without object), unstuck, unsticking.
2.
to become unstuck:
Finally, the car's horn unstuck.
Origin of unstick
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10; un-2 + stick2
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  • And, come to that, I don't need to unstick the envelope to know what's inside here.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for unstick

unstick

/ʌnˈstɪk/
verb -sticks, -sticking, -stuck
1.
(transitive) to free or loosen (something stuck)
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