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unstick

[uhn-stik]
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verb (used with object), un·stuck, un·stick·ing.
  1. to free, as one thing stuck to another.
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verb (used without object), un·stuck, un·stick·ing.
  1. to become unstuck: Finally, the car's horn unstuck.
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Origin of unstick

First recorded in 1700–10; un-2 + stick2
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Related Words for unstick

slacken, relax, ease, loose, undo, unlock, untie, alleviate, unscrew, unloose, extricate, unclasp, unfasten, disconnect, unbuckle, separate, disjoin, deliver, free, discharge

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Historical Examples of 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
  1. (tr) to free or loosen (something stuck)
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