[ uhn-stik ]
See synonyms for: unstickunstuck on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object),un·stuck, un·stick·ing.
  1. to free, as one thing stuck to another.

verb (used without object),un·stuck, un·stick·ing.
  1. to become unstuck: Finally, the car's horn unstuck.

Origin of unstick

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

Words Nearby unstick

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How to use unstick in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ʌnˈstɪk) /

verb-sticks, -sticking or -stuck
  1. (tr) to free or loosen (something stuck)

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