unpick


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un·pick

 (ŭn-pĭk′)
tr.v. un·picked, un·pick·ing, un·picks
To undo (sewing) by removing stitches: unpick a seam.

unpick

(ʌnˈpɪk)
vb (tr)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)
2. (Knitting & Sewing) to unravel or undo (a garment, etc)
3. obsolete to open (a door, lock, etc) by picking

un•pick

(ʌnˈpɪk)

v.t.
to take out the stitches of (sewing, knitting, etc.).
[1770–80]

unpick


Past participle: unpicked
Gerund: unpicking

Imperative
unpick
unpick
Present
I unpick
you unpick
he/she/it unpicks
we unpick
you unpick
they unpick
Preterite
I unpicked
you unpicked
he/she/it unpicked
we unpicked
you unpicked
they unpicked
Present Continuous
I am unpicking
you are unpicking
he/she/it is unpicking
we are unpicking
you are unpicking
they are unpicking
Present Perfect
I have unpicked
you have unpicked
he/she/it has unpicked
we have unpicked
you have unpicked
they have unpicked
Past Continuous
I was unpicking
you were unpicking
he/she/it was unpicking
we were unpicking
you were unpicking
they were unpicking
Past Perfect
I had unpicked
you had unpicked
he/she/it had unpicked
we had unpicked
you had unpicked
they had unpicked
Future
I will unpick
you will unpick
he/she/it will unpick
we will unpick
you will unpick
they will unpick
Future Perfect
I will have unpicked
you will have unpicked
he/she/it will have unpicked
we will have unpicked
you will have unpicked
they will have unpicked
Future Continuous
I will be unpicking
you will be unpicking
he/she/it will be unpicking
we will be unpicking
you will be unpicking
they will be unpicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unpicking
you have been unpicking
he/she/it has been unpicking
we have been unpicking
you have been unpicking
they have been unpicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unpicking
you will have been unpicking
he/she/it will have been unpicking
we will have been unpicking
you will have been unpicking
they will have been unpicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unpicking
you had been unpicking
he/she/it had been unpicking
we had been unpicking
you had been unpicking
they had been unpicking
Conditional
I would unpick
you would unpick
he/she/it would unpick
we would unpick
you would unpick
they would unpick
Past Conditional
I would have unpicked
you would have unpicked
he/she/it would have unpicked
we would have unpicked
you would have unpicked
they would have unpicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unpick - become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads ofunpick - become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; "unravel the thread"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
2.unpick - undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)unpick - undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"
Translations
يَفْتِق
párat
rekja/spretta upp
izārdīt
páraťrozpárať

unpick

[ˈʌnˈpɪk] VTdescoser

unpick

[ʌnˈpɪk] vt
[+ seam] → défaire
(fig) (= unravel) [+ argument] → démêler

unpick

vtauftrennen; (Brit fig) plan, policyauseinandernehmen

unpick

[ʌnˈpɪk] vt (seam) → disfare; (stitches) → togliere

unpick

(anˈpik) verb
to take out stitches from (something sewn or knitted). She unpicked the seam of the dress.
References in classic literature ?
This was what she said, and we assented; whereon we could see her working on her great web all day long, but at night she would unpick the stitches again by torchlight.
For the colorful pieced border, you will unpick the seam on one of the band segments for each of the side borders; the remainder of these two segments will be used in the top and bottom pieced borders.
Since getting back into Downing Street in 2010, David Cameron, Theresa May and the rest have done their very best to unpick it.
As for the NHS, Tony Blair admitted he was wrong to unpick the reforms of Margaret Thatcher and there were also the disastrous GP and PFI contracts negotiated by Labour which still exacerbate the problems we have in the NHS today and will for many years to come.
Walking into the house and car means you have to unpick sticky leaves from your feet and vacuum what is left.
But he can still unpick a defence, drop a shoulder, produce a moment of magic.
Personalities take decades to form and are not easy to unpick.
But given that it will take years to unpick 300 I won't be celebrating too soon.
When something terrible happens to Evie at Adele's 20th birthday party, she tries to unpick the events that led to the tragedy, as if understanding what happened to Evie will give her the key to understanding herself.
Ulster Bank's matrix IT system would be extremely difficult to unpick from the overall RBS group system, which would make it almost impossible to migrate customers over to the Permanent TSB system, and vice versa, observers said.
DAVID Cameron does not want to unpick difficult decisions by previous governments to grant royal pardons to paramilitaries, he revealed.
This intriguing notion stirs Philip's imagination and he starts to philosophically unpick teachers' assertions.