[ uhn-blok ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove a block or obstruction from: to unblock a channel; to unblock a person's credit.

  2. 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

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How to use unblock in a sentence

  • It'll be five or six ten-days before we can get all that stuff peeled off and get him unblocked.

    Time Crime | H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for unblock


/ (ʌnˈblɒk) /

  1. to remove a blockage from (a pipe, etc)

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