un·​stuck | \ ˌən-ˈstək How to pronounce unstuck (audio) \

Definition of unstuck

: brought into a state of disarray, discomposure, or incoherence the deal came unstuck

Examples of unstuck in a Sentence

We couldn't get the steering wheel unstuck.
Recent Examples on the Web Here are 13 ways to find inspiration and get unstuck: 1. Amy Blaschka, Forbes, 15 May 2021 Bechdel appears unstuck from time—and from the parts of her personality that often stymie her. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 With ships moving again in the Suez Canal after the Ever Given was unstuck, the Egyptian sailors tasked with piloting huge vessels through one of the world’s busiest waterways are back at work—and facing growing scrutiny. Rory Jones, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2021 The boat stuck in the Suez Canal has now become unstuck. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 29 Mar. 2021 Tonight: Global banks are, once again, learning about the dangers of excessive leverage; the Great Stuck may be unstuck, but the Suez saga isn't over; and the housing market has truly gone bonkers. Allison Morrow, CNN, 29 Mar. 2021 But even a small move toward something a little better and a little brighter can get you that much closer to being unstuck. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2020 Going against the worst defense in the league, the 49ers’ offense couldn’t get unstuck. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, 1 Nov. 2020 By my count this is now the fourth case of a professional racing driver coming unstuck online. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of unstuck

1911, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2021

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“Unstuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstuck. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unstuck

: able to move freely : no longer stuck


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