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unstick

[uhn-stik] /ʌnˈstɪk/
verb (used with object), unstuck, unsticking.
1.
to free, as one thing stuck to another.
verb (used without object), unstuck, unsticking.
2.
to become unstuck:
Finally, the car's horn unstuck.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; un-2 + stick2
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  • Finally, when the plate has moved far enough, the edges unstick on one of the faults and there is an earthquake.
  • The next morning a heavy-duty tractor was engaged to unstick the stage from the field.
British Dictionary definitions for unstick

unstick

/ʌnˈstɪk/
verb -sticks, -sticking, -stuck
1.
(transitive) to free or loosen (something stuck)
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