[ UK /ʌnpˈɪk/ ]
  1. undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)
  2. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    unravel the thread
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How To Use unpick In A Sentence

  • Therefore I reasoned, the longer I left it before I started sewing, the longer it would be before I was squinting well into the night unpicking it.
  • Penelope-like, she both weaves a narrative and contextual account of Lippi's life and work and unpicks her handiwork, creatively frustrating the reader's expectation of biographical closure.
  • A statesman who ought to know better wants to unpick last year's reform of Europe's common agricultural policy.
  • There are fears that the president might unpick the treaty.
  • You would unpick the sides of your jeans and as soon as you sewed the material into it and put them on, you just thought you were gorgeous.
  • And then I got almost to the end of the block and realised I had cut a large, central piece from within the bloody selvedge and will need to unpick the whole thing and start over. Olympics
  • Shy, plump, wearing a hand-knitted blue angora bolero, slaved over by my mother unpicked more than once to get it just right for the big occasion.
  • Their result is a handsome parade-place, -- a pretty stone toy, -- an unpickable lock to an inclosure nobody wants to enter, -- a navy-yard for the creation of an armament which has no commerce to protect. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865
  • The good news is that the web can help you to unpick the lock to this vault of knowledge. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the Buff Rock, a melody in color, shows that consonance, that consentaneousness, of flesh to feather that makes the plucked fowl to the feathered fowl what high noon is to the faint and far-off dawn -- a glow of golden legs and golden neck, mellow, melting as butter, and all the more so with every unpicked pinfeather. The Hills of Hingham
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