transitive verb (unstuck; -sticking) Date: 1706 to release from a state of adhesion

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  • Unstick — Un*stick , v. t. [1st pref. un + stick.] To release, as one thing stuck to another. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unstick — index detach, disengage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unstick — ► VERB (past and past part. unstuck) ▪ cause to become no longer stuck together. ● come unstuck Cf. ↑come unstuck …   English terms dictionary

  • unstick — [unstik′] vt. unstuck, unsticking to loosen or free (something stuck) …   English World dictionary

  • unstick — [[t]ʌnstɪ̱k[/t]] unsticks, unsticking, unstuck V ERG If you unstick something or if it unsticks, it becomes separated from the thing that it was stuck to. → See also unstuck [V n] Mike shook his head, to unstick his hair from his sweating… …   English dictionary

  • unstick — /un stik /, v., unstuck, unsticking. v.t. 1. to free, as one thing stuck to another. v.i. 2. to become unstuck: Finally, the car s horn unstuck. [1700 10; UN 2 + STICK2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unstick — verb To free something from the condition of being stuck (mechanically, or with adhesive) …   Wiktionary

  • unstick — Synonyms and related words: cast off, detach, diffuse, disengage, disjoin, disperse, doff, ease, ease off, free, let go, let up, liberate, loose, loosen, relax, release, remove, scatter, slack, slack off, slacken, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unstick — un stick || ‚ʌn stɪk v. free, loose, separate (something stuck or attached) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unstick — verb (unsticks, unsticking, past and past participle unstuck) 1》 cause to become no longer stuck together. 2》 Brit. informal (of an aircraft) take off …   English new terms dictionary

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