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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).
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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 of unsew

  • 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