Definition of unblock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈblɒk/


[with object]
1Remove an obstruction from (something, especially a pipe or drain): a gadget to unblock sinks quickly
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  • Buffalo City Municipality reported that the only clean-up operation was to unblock storm drains.
  • The money could have been spent on the green or unblocking the drains or on the paths.
  • Tonight Eton and I fumigated his apartment, and unblocked the bathroom drain.
2Restore access to or the use of (email or a website or mobile phone): crooks are using software to unblock the phones so they can be resold
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  • We must get the UK to unblock the site.
  • Access will only be unblocked on request to the phone companies.
  • Unblocking a member will not return deleted messages to your inbox.
3 Bridge Play in such a way that (a long suit) becomes established: (as adjective unblocking) this unblocking play was identified by a Viennese whist player
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  • So East made a fine unblocking play of the ten of spades.



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈblɒkə/

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