un·​stuck ˌən-ˈstək How to pronounce unstuck (audio)
: 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 The idea had been to peel back a few layers, behold unfamiliar vistas, and generally become unstuck in our perceptions. WIRED, 29 June 2023 What seemed then to be a safe bet quickly came unstuck, as the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates aggressively to tame inflation, eroding the value of SVB’s bond portfolio. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 25 July 2023 Seven people entered the airfield at Düsseldorf Airport, with all of them succeeding in gluing themselves to the runway, but after several hours authorities had unstuck half of the protesters. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 14 July 2023 System technology co-optimization Getting things unstuck is as much a philosophical shift as a collection of technologies. IEEE Spectrum, 24 May 2023 Replace mandatory self-talk such as have to or must with empowering words such as get to or want to in order to enhance the chances of getting unstuck from the procrastination. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 7 May 2023 Today, the Earth is thoroughly unstuck and days are getting longer—albeit at mind-numbingly slow rates. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2023 This stuck pattern is on its way to getting unstuck. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 Either way, he’s had his eye on a legal tool that could get the legislation unstuck. Eric Boodman, STAT, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstuck was in 1911

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“Unstuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstuck. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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