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 By my count this is now the fourth case of a professional racing driver coming unstuck online. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Audi parks driver for using a ringer in charity esports race," 26 May 2020 Once the inner portion of the plate has moved enough to force the edges to overcome the friction holding them together to become unstuck, that stored energy radiates away in waves rippling through the Earth’s rocky surface. Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt, Scientific American, "Can We Predict Earthquakes At All?," 15 Jan. 2020 But what often gets people unstuck is not wanting to be mad anymore. Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: A newly divorced woman doesn’t want to be angry the rest of her life," 8 Dec. 2019 Remarkably, Klopp is yet to mastermind a victory at Old Trafford, having seen his Liverpool team come unstuck on his previous four visits - drawing three and losing once. SI.com, "Jurgen Klopp Calls on Liverpool to Show 'Biggest Balls' & Warns of Physical Man Utd Clash," 20 Oct. 2019 But the rosy assumptions behind aggressive, debt-fueled expansion have come unstuck for many borrowers in an economy that has slowed down sharply. Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "The $680 Million Question of What the Boss Knew," 18 Dec. 2019 When delivery bots get stuck on the sidewalk, good Samaritans help them get unstuck. Wired, "Of Course Citizens Should Be Allowed to Kick Robots," 29 Aug. 2019 The Eagles became unstuck without their talismanic figure, and for all the intricacies of the aforementioned trio, the defence looked open and unprotected without Jedinak. SI.com, "'He Comes From Serbia...': The Impact of Luka Milivojevic & How He Stepped Into Mile Jedinak's Shoes," 31 Oct. 2017

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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 9 Jul. 2020.

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: able to move freely : no longer stuck

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