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 ?
"Old Butteridge won't like me unpicking this." He hesitated, and finally proceeded to unpick it.
"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.
She noticed the Oriental Cashmere Robe lying half made, and half unpicked again, on the table; she noticed the imbecile foot of Mrs.
There's something of classic PlayStation adventure ICO in the soothing sounds and environments, generating a suitably weightless atmosphere, as you unpick the path through each 3D labyrinth.
Described by our participants as "an eye opener", "a journey of discovery", "mind blowing" and "enlightening", our partnerships with Levenshulme Inspire, Stratford Library, Salford Involved and Manchester Settlement have allowed communities all over Greater Manchester to unpick how the economy works, and discuss how it can work better.
The big pharma firms should be working to unpick the addictive qualities of these drugs, or maybe their shareholders would object to this?
It has taken researchers three years to unpick the complex handwritten entries, across eight volumes, which contain details of everyday life in the reigns of Robert III, James I, James II, James III and James IV.
For Luciana Berger, it was anti-semitism of a sort that seems so woven into the fabric of a certain type of left-winger that Labour cannot unpick it.
Trying to unpick those elements of the withdrawal agreement that have already been agreed - the PS39bn settlement of our obligations and the Northern Ireland backstop - irresponsibly risks us falling out of the EU with no agreement, leading to a chaotic Brexit, which no one in their right mind wants.
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.
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.
"Some in the extremes of political unionism believe that they can unpick the Good Friday Agreement."