unstick

[uhn-stik]

verb (used with object), un·stuck, un·stick·ing.

to free, as one thing stuck to another.

verb (used without object), un·stuck, un·stick·ing.

to become unstuck: Finally, the car's horn unstuck.

Nearby words

  1. unstated,
  2. unsteady,
  3. unsteel,
  4. unstep,
  5. unsterile,
  6. unstinted,
  7. unstinting,
  8. unstop,
  9. unstoppable,
  10. unstopped

Origin of unstick

First recorded in 1700–10; un-2 + stick2

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Examples from the Web for unstick

  • 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

verb -sticks, -sticking or -stuck

(tr) to free or loosen (something stuck)
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