unstick

verb
un·​stick | \ ˌən-ˈstik How to pronounce unstick (audio) \
unstuck\ ˌən-​ˈstək How to pronounce unstick (audio) \; unsticking

Definition of unstick

transitive verb

: to release from a state of adhesion

Examples of unstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hochul pledged quick action to unstick an application bottleneck that has kept federal aid money from flowing to renters who suffered financially because of the pandemic. Fox News, 25 Aug. 2021 Hochul also pledged quick action to unstick an application bottleneck that has kept federal aid money from flowing to renters who suffered financially because of the pandemic. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2021 Boeing teams working this week were able to unstick all but four. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2021 Even though the team was able to unstick most of the valves, Vollmer said the team had to make the decision to bring the spacecraft back and get to the root of the problem. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Aug. 2021 In the time since, authorities have been unable to unstick the vessel and traffic through the canal — valued at over $9 billion a day — has been halted, further disrupting a global shipping network already strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Gambrell And Samy Magdy, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Mar. 2021 These acids unstick the glue holding on to your dead skin cells. Bre Richey, chicagotribune.com, 19 Mar. 2021 Beyond that, keeping your blood flowing and exercising your limbs’ full range of motion can unstick any tissues in your arm that are over-compressed. Hannah Seo, Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2021 Of course, this is going to require a willingness to change and unstick ourselves from previous ways of working. Mark Murphy, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unstick

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstick was in 1706

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Last Updated

28 Aug 2021

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“Unstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstick. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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