unstuck

[uhn-stuhk]
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adjective
  1. freed or loosened from being fastened or stuck: When firmly pushed, the door became unstuck.
  2. out of order, control, or coherence; undone: Their well-laid plans came unstuck under pressure.

Origin of unstuck

unstick

[uhn-stik]
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
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Related Words for unstuck

loose, unglued

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British Dictionary definitions for unstuck

unstuck

adjective
  1. freed from being stuck, glued, fastened, etc
  2. come unstuck to suffer failure or disaster

unstick

verb -sticks, -sticking or -stuck
  1. (tr) to free or loosen (something stuck)
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Idioms and Phrases with unstuck

unstuck

see under come apart at the seams.

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