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 Given how much the raccoon was struggling to become unstuck and its thick fur likely rising its body temperature, Dymtryk said the animal could have died. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2022 The roots are the family’s twisty history and the mud represents how its members can’t get unstuck from the pain and secrets of their past. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2022 Henry is unstuck in history, vanishing from linear time to pop up at moments of key importance. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 11 May 2022 Just like naming the source of your anxiety, changing your inner narrative from fear-based to fact-based can help your brain get unstuck from fight-or-flight mode. Lindsay Bryan-podvin, SELF, 6 Apr. 2022 Body bags were being zipped and unzipped, causing the temperature to fluctuate in the tropical heat; name tags came unstuck and were lost. Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 My approach helps people make an impact and finally become unstuck. Katie Sandler, sun-sentinel.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Earlier this year, researchers demonstrated that the Thwaites’ eastern ice sheet is becoming unstuck from its mountaintop brace. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2021 Ironically, the pandemic has helped folks get unstuck, said Gena Kirk, head of the design studio for KB Home, a national home builder with building projects in 45 markets and eight states. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unstuck

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Unstuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstuck. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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