- to remove the stop or stopper from
- to free from any stoppage or obstruction; open
- to draw out the stops on (an organ)
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un•stop /ʌnˈstɑp/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object], -stopped, -stop•ping.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to remove the stopper from:to unstop a jug.
- to free from anything that blocks something;
open:to unstop a toilet.
un•stop (un stop′),USA pronunciation v.t., -stopped, -stop•ping.
- to remove the stopper from:to unstop a bottle.
- to free from any obstruction;
open:to unstop a sewer.
- Music and Danceto draw out the stops of (an organ).
- Middle English unstoppen. See un-2, stop 1350–1400
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unstop /ʌnˈstɒp/ vb ( -stops, -stopping, -stopped)(transitive)
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