unstop

verb
un·stop | \ ˌən-ˈstäp \
unstopped; unstopping; unstops

Definition of unstop 

transitive verb

1 : to free from an obstruction : open unstop a drain

2 : to remove a stopper from unstop a flask

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unstop

Synonyms

clear, free, open, unclog, unplug

Antonyms

block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

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Examples of unstop in a Sentence

the plumber unstopped the drain

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Hundreds of protesters, who had promised to be a visible presence here and filled several sections of the arena, let out an elated, unstopping cheer. Monica Davey And Julie Bosman, New York Times, "Trump Rally Erupts; Event Called Off," 11 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of unstop

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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