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unstuck

[uhn-stuhk] /ʌnˈstʌk/
adjective
1.
freed or loosened from being fastened or stuck:
When firmly pushed, the door became unstuck.
2.
out of order, control, or coherence; undone:
Their well-laid plans came unstuck under pressure.
Origin
un-1 + stuck

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
1700-10; un-2 + stick2
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  • Big help and has gotten my temporarily unstuck and moved the resume ahead a lot.
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  • Sticky demand can, and does, come unstuck eventually.
  • It's not necessarily a virtue to proclaim full speed ahead when a policy you have championed comes unstuck or frayed.
  • Mostly the contingency plans were ignored and the tape on the maps came unstuck.
  • Because, researchers say, it has come unstuck at the bottom.
  • He was so unstuck and if something didn't work he would look at it in another way.
  • At one point he becomes unstuck in time and watches a movie played backwards.
  • Converting meters into feet is enough to get my yard stick unstuck.
British Dictionary definitions for unstuck

unstuck

/ʌnˈstʌk/
adjective
1.
freed from being stuck, glued, fastened, etc
2.
come unstuck, to suffer failure or disaster

unstick

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

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come unglued


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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