unpick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"unpick" in British English

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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 ​difficultsubject, you ​separate and ​examineits different ​partscarefully: He ​expertly unpicks the ​significantfeatures of each ​painting. If I ​try to unpick my own ​motivation, I ​thinkmostly I was ​jealous.

unpick verb [T] (DESTROY)

to ​graduallydestroy or ​remove the good ​effects of what someone has done or ​created: The ​formerleader now has to ​watch his ​successor unpicking what he ​strived so hard to ​achieve.
(Definition of unpick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unpick”
in Spanish descoser…
in Vietnamese tháo…
in Malaysian menetas…
in Thai เลาะตะเข็บ…
in French découdre…
in German auftrennen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝纫, 拆去(缝线)…
in Indonesian membuka jahitan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫紉, 拆去(縫線)…
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