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unpick

[ uhn-pik ]
/ ʌnˈpɪk /
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verb (used with object)

to take out the stitches of (sewing, knitting, etc.).

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Origin of unpick

1350–1400 for earlier sense; 1770–80 for current sense; Middle English unpiken to pick (a lock); see un-2, pick1
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British Dictionary definitions for unpick

unpick
/ (ʌnˈpɪk) /

verb (tr)

to undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)
to unravel or undo (a garment, etc)
obsolete to open (a door, lock, etc) by picking
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