unblock

verb
un·​block | \ˌən-ˈbläk \
unblocked; unblocking; unblocks

Definition of unblock 

transitive verb

: to free from being blocked

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unblock

Synonyms

clear, free, open

Antonyms

block

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Examples of unblock in a Sentence

A procedure was done to unblock his arteries. unblock the road so that the convoy can proceed

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Trump on Monday unblocked seven plaintiffs who’d sued after the president prohibited them from seeing his active Twitter feed. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Donald Trump Has Unblocked Some Critics on Twitter, But He Clearly Isn't Happy About It," 5 June 2018 May got her ministers to agree this month to a last-resort plan aimed at unblocking Brexit talks that could see the U.K. remain tied to EU trading rules as a temporary measure. Brian Swint, Bloomberg.com, "Rees-Mogg Says He Doesn't Want to Be Prime Minister," 27 May 2018 Officers moved in at sunrise and were able to unblock the entrance to the facility that had been closed for more than a week, said Rob Sperling, spokesman for Federal Protective Service, which is responsible for protecting federal buildings. Washington Post, "9 detained, officers reopen immigration office in Oregon," 28 June 2018 The judge had not ordered the president to unblock them as part of the ruling, instead leaving it up to the White House to decide how to respond to her ruling. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "White House Unblocks Twitter Users Who Sued Trump, but Appeals Ruling," 5 June 2018 At the party, Kim asks him to unblock her on Instagram. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "It Took 78 Days For The Entire Kardashian Family To Forgive Tristan Thompson," 28 June 2018 Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Reuters that Trump’s Twitter handle on Monday unblocked his seven plaintiffs. Fox News, "DOJ appeals ruling that Trump cannot block Twitter users: report," 5 June 2018 The judge declined to order Trump to unblock users, saying her decision should be sufficient to force a change in behavior. Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg.com, "Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block People on Twitter," 23 May 2018 Facebook disclosed a bug this morning that affected about 800,000 users by unblocking at least one person on that user’s block list for around one week. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Facebook bug randomly unblocked some users from people’s block lists," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of unblock

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unblock was circa 1611

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unblock

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unblock

: to stop (something) from being blocked

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