un·​clog | \ ˌən-ˈkläg How to pronounce unclog (audio) \
unclogged; unclogging; unclogs

Definition of unclog

transitive verb

: to free from a difficulty or obstruction

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Examples of unclog in a Sentence

He had a procedure done to unclog his arteries. finding ways to unclog busy roads
Recent Examples on the Web Many proponents of the four-day week make a business case for it—that re-envisioning the workweek, and the tasks that fill it, can unclog the pipes of American efficiency. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 For the dad who needs to zen out: A mediation app subscription From how to get all the weeds out to how to unclog the toilet yet again, dads worry a lot. Rachel Dube, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 Having to try and unclog a drain can be really difficult, so get ahead of the problem by preventing hair from going down at all. Chris Hachey, BGR, 27 May 2021 For a Knicks team that needed a jolt in outside shooting, Randle has supplied them with the adequate volume necessary to unclog their offense a bit. Shane Young, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Instead, Kenney and his siblings had to figure out how to tie a tie, unclog a drain, and succeed in life all on their own. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 Researchers felt that the best way to unclog her brain cells was to inject the gene therapy directly into her thalamus, two oval structures deep inside the brain that act as sort of a highway junction, connecting paths from many parts of the brain. USA Today, 25 Apr. 2021 Because a clog is usually the main cause of a toilet that won’t flush, the first thing to do is to try to unclog it. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2021 The Ever Green has been partially re-floated, raising hopes that the vessel will sail again soon, and that global trade will unclog. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unclog

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unclog was circa 1616

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25 Jun 2021

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“Unclog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclog. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unclog

: to open (something) so things can pass or flow through

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