unpick

[ uhn-pik ]
/ ʌnˈpɪk /
|

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. unperforated,
  2. unperson,
  3. unpersuaded,
  4. unperturbed,
  5. unphysiologic,
  6. unpicked,
  7. unpile,
  8. unpin,
  9. unplaced,
  10. unplait

Origin of unpick

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unpick


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012