un·​block | \ ˌən-ˈbläk How to pronounce unblock (audio) \
unblocked; unblocking; unblocks

Definition of unblock

transitive verb

: to free from being blocked

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Senate President Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, faced a similar civil lawsuit on identical grounds this fall, but the plaintiff in that case dropped the matter after Micciche agreed to unblock them and issued a statement on the issue. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Dec. 2021 Western governments have said a return to the pre-coup status quo is necessary to unblock aid, and Hamdok’s release is just one part of that. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 The port congestion in Los Angeles and Long Beach continued to build throughout the pandemic with no meaningful attempt to unblock the problem. Greg Petro, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Purposeful team building, which starts with a clear intention that goes beyond just bringing the team together and having fun, can unblock barriers and beliefs that may be standing in your way to achieving success within your organization. Andreea Vanacker, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 While problems at the Small Business Administration prevented the funds from being distributed for several months, NIVA worked to unblock that impasse as well, and the money began flowing to venues in earnest in July. Jem Aswad, Variety, 25 Oct. 2021 Francesca Sipma is the Founder & Creator of HypnoBreathwork® helping high achievers unblock their purpose. Francesca Sipma, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Just one month after the stroke, Hyvelle had a heart attack and underwent emergency quadruple bypass surgery to unblock four arteries and restore blood flow to her heart. Melissa Matthews, SELF, 13 Sep. 2021 Last month, a Moscow court of appeals paused a hearing until Monday to allow settlement talks over the case, in which a lower court ordered the US technology giant’s YouTube to unblock the Tsargrad account or face escalating fines. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2021

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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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13 Jan 2022

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“Unblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblock. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unblock

: to stop (something) from being blocked


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