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English verb: unblock

1. unblock (contact) clear or remove an obstruction from

SamplesThe procedure unblocked his arteries.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)loosen up, unstuff

2. unblock (competition) play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the remaining cards of a combined holding

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorycard game, cards

3. unblock (change) make (assets) available

SamplesRelease the holdings in the dictator's bank account.

Synonymsfree, release, unfreeze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)issue, supply

Antonymsimmobilise, immobilize, freeze, block

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