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 The Browns applied pressure with their looks and their skill, and sometimes the result was two uncertain inside blockers letting Vernon into the backfield unblocked. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns’ defensive creativity shows what Freddie Kitchens’ offense is missing," 23 Sep. 2019 The prime minister read a long list of investments his government will unblock. Washington Post, "Greece must restore its credibility, new prime minister says," 10 Sep. 2019 Prosecutors hope that the court will reverse Mr Toffoli’s decision, unblocking investigations into Flávio and other alleged wrongdoers. The Economist, "Jair Bolsonaro has given up on his anti-graft crusade," 25 July 2019 An interest-rate cut won’t help unblock the credit pipeline for private businesses, and that’s the thornier challenge for China’s policy makers. Washington Post, "Why We Can Forget About a Rate Cut in China," 18 Sep. 2019 When Trump declined to unblock followers, the Knight Institute sued the president, winning its case last month. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "AOC gets schooled by the same free-speech advocates that sued Donald Trump," 29 Aug. 2019 As well as freeing journalists, Prime Minister Abiy also released political prisoners, unblocked hundreds of websites, and appointed women to half of his cabinet posts. Samuel Woodhams, CNN, "Ethiopia's leader promised to protect freedom of expression. But he keeps flicking the internet kill switch," 15 July 2019 Adam Best, proprietor of the podcast The Left, is a Trump critic who was blocked by Trump on Twitter until a federal judge ordered the president to unblock dozens of such critics. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "President Trump likens first lady Melania Trump to 'Jackie O' but Twitter objects," 14 June 2019 The three-judge panel last month upheld a May 2018 lower court ruling that forced Trump to unblock several dozen followers. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Trump challenges court order barring Twitter blocks," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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19 Nov 2019

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“Unblock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblocked. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unblock

: to stop (something) from being blocked

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