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

  • transitive v. To remove a stopper from.
  • transitive v. To remove an obstruction from; open.
  • transitive v. Music To pull out the stops of (a pipe organ).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a stoppage; to clear a blockage.
  • v. To unplug or uncork a container.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take the stopple or stopper from.
  • transitive v. To free from any obstruction; to open.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unstopper.
  • To free from any obstruction; open. To draw or pull out the stops of (an organ).

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