from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To undo (sewing) by removing stitches: unpick a seam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To undo sewing stitches.
  • v. To undo knitting in order to reuse the wool.
  • v. To unravel or untangle the threads of a rope etc.
  • v. To disassemble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pick out; to undo by picking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pick; open with a pick or other instrument.
  • To pick out; undo by picking: as, to unpick stitches.
  • To pick out the stitches of; rip.
  • To pick out stitches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)
  • v. become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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