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

  • Well, one of the first lessons this novice ambassador will learn is how to unpick the mixed messages from the British press.
  • British investigators have tried to unpick the events, linking Lugovoi to a trail of particles shed by the polonium.
  • Apart from the kind of tie-dyeing used for some kimonos, which took a year to tie and another year to unpick, these robes probably consumed more expert human labor than any other .

  • Rob Andrew in Metro
    Andrew told BBC Radio Five Live: "We just have to find an improvement to our current structure. And it is not easy to unpick things as quickly as others looking from the outside who say 'it's crazy, why don't you just sort it out?'. To put it in a...
  • Natasha Walter in Sydney Morning Herald
    A little over a decade ago, Natasha Walter wrote in her book The New Feminism that it was time to "unpick the tight link that feminism in the seventies made between our personal and political lives".
  • Elmar Brok in EUPolitix.com
    Speaking at a press conference, Brok said, "The IGC should not attempt to unpick or renegotiate the treaty. This is not possible." "Parliament will be watchful that the treaty mandate received from the European council will not be watered...

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