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 By February, fed up with the slow-moving process, Mr. Arrachedi encouraged Mr. Aisha to speak with the BBC to try to unblock it. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Trapped Aboard an Abandoned Cargo Ship: One Sailor’s Four-Year Ordeal," 30 Apr. 2021 That the remote work and remote oversight paradigm would finally unblock the longstanding reluctance to put manufacturing data in the cloud. Anna-katrina Shedletsky, Forbes, "12 Months Post-Covid: How Manufacturing Has Changed," 26 Apr. 2021 Creating baseline social and environmental standards would help to unblock a vital pool of liquidity that is ready to back companies focused on long-term value creation. Paul Polman, Fortune, "Corporate greenwashing is all the rage. How can we stop it?," 11 Apr. 2021 Efforts to unblock the Suez Canal in Egypt continued Thursday after a cargo vessel became stuck on Wednesday, forcing shippers to look for alternate routes to avoid global economic impact. Kaanita Iyer, USA TODAY, "A skyscraper-sized cargo ship remains wedged in the Suez Canal, the first time in the canal's 150-year history," 25 Mar. 2021 All eyes were on Ever Given as officials scrambled to unblock the Suez Canal. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Mega Shipping Container Stuck in the Suez Canal Is Now Free," 24 Mar. 2021 Unless a teacher knows something is blocked and is willing to unblock, how can kids get good information safely? The Salt Lake Tribune, "Park City students fight online filters for LGBTQ searches," 21 Mar. 2021 Buentello's lawyers seek to force Boebert to unblock her account and allege the conduct is a violation of her free speech rights. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, "Lauren Boebert sued after blocking Twitter user who demanded her removal from office," 19 Jan. 2021 Fouts, in effect, seeks to unblock the block, hoping the deal can get approval in a future City Council vote. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Seeking 28-dispensary deal, Warren mayor vetoes city council's vote to keep limit at 15," 28 Nov. 2020

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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 May 2021

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“Unblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblock. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unblock

: to stop (something) from being blocked

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