transitive verb Date: circa 1775 to undo (as sewing) by taking out stitches

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  • Unpick — Un*pick, v. t. [1st pref. un (intensive) + pick.] To pick out; to undo by picking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unpick — ► VERB 1) undo the sewing of (stitches or a garment). 2) carefully analyse the different elements of …   English terms dictionary

  • unpick — [[t]ʌ̱npɪ̱k[/t]] unpicks, unpicking, unpicked 1) VERB If you unpick a piece of sewing, you remove the stitches from it. [V n] You can always unpick the hems on the dungarees if you don t like them. Syn: undo 2) VERB If someone unpicks a plan or… …   English dictionary

  • unpick — un|pick [ʌnˈpık] v [T] 1.) to take out stitches from a piece of cloth or ↑knitting 2.) to examine the different parts of a subject, deal etc, especially in order to find faults ▪ I didn t want to unpick the past. ▪ There are fears that the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unpick — UK [ʌnˈpɪk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms unpick : present tense I/you/we/they unpick he/she/it unpicks present participle unpicking past tense unpicked past participle unpicked 1) to take the stitches out of a piece of cloth or sewing 2) to… …   English dictionary

  • unpick — /un pik /, v.t. to take out the stitches of (sewing, knitting, etc.). [1350 1400 for earlier sense; 1770 80 for current sense; ME unpiken to pick (a lock); see UN 2, PICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unpick — verb a) To undo sewing stitches b) To unravel or untangle the threads of a rope etc …   Wiktionary

  • unpick — un|pick [ ʌn pık ] verb transitive to take the stitches out of a piece of cloth or sewing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unpick — v. take out stitches; unfasten threads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unpick — verb 1》 undo the sewing of (stitches or a garment). 2》 carefully analyse the different elements of (something), especially to find faults …   English new terms dictionary

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