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

transitive verb

: to free from being blocked

Example Sentences

A procedure was done to unblock his arteries. unblock the road so that the convoy can proceed
Recent Examples on the Web The agreement was thrown into jeopardy the following day when Russian missiles struck the city of Odessa, one of the ports Russia had agreed to unblock. Grayson Quay, The Week, 23 July 2022 DrFormulas Libido Support for Women is formulated to increase levels of pleasure by unblocking key hormones and supporting optimum nerve sensation in your body. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2023 An alternative medication, bempedoic acid, significantly lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart attacks, as well as reducing the need for a procedure that unblocks clogged arteries, according to a large clinical trial presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 4 Mar. 2023 In February, over 300 local authorities called on the government to take action to unblock the funds. Lidia Kurasinska, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 There have been signs of progress; Poland’s Parliament has passed legislation aimed at unblocking the funds. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 Trump's campaign petitioned Meta to unblock his Facebook and Instagram accounts that were locked after the Capitol attack. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2023 Earlier this month, Trump’s 2024 reelection campaign petitioned Meta to unblock the former president’s access to his accounts. Makena Kelly, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2023 But Trump’s campaign earlier this month sent a letter to Meta petitioning the company to unblock his Facebook account, a source familiar with the letter told CNN, making his return more likely. Clare Duffy, CNN, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unblock was circa 1611

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“Unblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblock. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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