- 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).
Origin of unstop
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Related Wordsrelease, free, expand, unlock, unravel, loosen, disclose, jimmy, tap, puncture, burst, vent, pop, unblock, bare, unfasten, gape, unseal, ventilate, fissure
Examples from the Web for unstop
Then unstop the 34 mouth of the hive, and give them liberty.A Manual or an Easy Method of Managing Bees
John M. Weeks
He will open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf.Christmas Light
Ethel Calvert Phillips
He said half the secret was to unstop the channel above the spring.The School by the Sea
Unstop your ears, and a roar as of St. Lawrence enters: stop your ears, and it is muffled.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
They at once began to open their eyes, unstop their ears, and to unloose their tongues.
- 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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