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unpickverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈpɪk/

unpick verb [T] (SEWING)

to cut or remove the stitches from a line of sewing

unpick verb [T] (IDEAS)

If you unpick a difficult subject, you separate and examine its different parts carefully: As long as two years ago, Mandelson tried to unpick the reasons for the disaster.

unpick verb [T] (DESTROY)

to gradually destroy or remove the good effects of what someone has done or created: The former leader now has to watch his successor unpicking what he strived so hard to achieve.
Translations of “unpick”
in Vietnamese tháo…
in Spanish descoser…
in Thai เลาะตะเข็บ…
in Malaysian menetas…
in French découdre…
in German auftrennen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫紉, 拆去(縫線)…
in Indonesian membuka jahitan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝纫, 拆去(缝线)…
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