Unstop
Unstop Un*stop", v. t. [1st pref. un- + stop.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take the stopple or stopper from; as, to unstop a bottle or a cask. [1913 Webster]

2. To free from any obstruction; to open. [1913 Webster]


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  • unstop — [unstäp′] vt. unstopped, unstopping [ME unstoppen: see UN & STOP] 1. to remove the stopper from 2. to clear (a pipe, etc.) of a stoppage or obstruction; open …   English World dictionary

  • unstop — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to free from an obstruction ; open < unstop a drain > 2. to remove a stopper from < unstop a flask > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unstop — /un stop /, v.t., unstopped, unstopping. 1. to remove the stopper from: to unstop a bottle. 2. to free from any obstruction; open: to unstop a sewer. 3. to draw out the stops of (an organ). [1350 1400; ME unstoppen. See UN 2, STOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • unstop — verb a) To remove a stoppage; to clear a blockage. I was able to unstop the clogged toilet by using a plunger. b) To unplug or uncork a container …   Wiktionary

  • unstop — verb (T) if you unstop a pipe, drain 2 (1) etc, you remove something that is blocking it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unstop — Synonyms and related words: bare, clear, deobstruct, disclose, expose, free, manifest, ope, patefy, reveal, unblock, uncase, unclench, unclog, unclutch, uncork, uncover, uncurtain, undo, undrape, unfold, unfoul, unlatch, unlock, unplug, unroll,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unstop — v. open, remove blockage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unstop — verb (unstops, unstopping, unstopped) free from obstruction. ↘remove the stopper from …   English new terms dictionary

  • unstop — un·stop …   English syllables

  • unstop — un•stop [[t]ʌnˈstɒp[/t]] v. t. stopped, stop•ping 1) to remove the stopper from 2) to free from any obstruction; open • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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