unstop

[ uhn-stop ]
/ ʌnˈstɒp /

verb (used with object), un·stopped, un·stop·ping.

to remove the stopper from: to unstop a bottle.
to free from any obstruction; open: to unstop a sewer.
to draw out the stops of (an organ).

Nearby words

  1. unstep,
  2. unsterile,
  3. unstick,
  4. unstinted,
  5. unstinting,
  6. unstoppable,
  7. unstopped,
  8. unstopper,
  9. unstoried,
  10. unstow

Origin of unstop

First recorded in 1350–1400, unstop is from the Middle English word unstoppen. See un-2, stop

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unstop

/ (ʌnˈstɒp) /

verb -stops, -stopping or -stopped (tr)

to remove the stop or stopper from
to free from any stoppage or obstruction; open
to draw out the stops on (an organ)
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