In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Becoming unstuck is most often accomplished through the serendipitous discovery and acquisition of another label.
- Of course it's possible to unstick the rear wheels in corners, but you've really got to be going after hooligan thrills.
- I've got to get out of the house early today, as it will take me quite a while to unstick my car from the ice-encrusted driveway.
- ‘I unstick them from their attachment to the saddle,’ she says.
- He tried to move left, right, back, but his shirt was stuck fast to the roots and moving forwards to unstick himself was impossible against the force of the water.
- ‘I don't know,’ I whined, unsticking my shirt from my back.
- After dusting it off and unsticking two of the pages, he began to read.
- Without even thinking to check if the windows were open, he took his shirt off, too, wincing at the slippery, uncomfortable sensation that it evoked as the wet cotton unstuck itself from his skin.
- Before the class I had been stuck and yoga unstuck me.
- We've oiled the lock, unstuck the door, cleared the vault of leaves and swept the place.
- Defragmenting the hard drive takes precedence over unsticking the deadbolt.
- ‘This looks like the place,’ Kate said, trying to unstick a poster from her shoe.
- Computer Help Desk technicians are greeted by office staff as saviors when they arrive to unstick a stuck PC.
- He clipped the ropes to the new anchors, rapped and unstuck the ropes (they were in the water too) and prussiced back up to the anchors.
- I unstuck a Jaffa Cake from my left cheek and wriggled into a pair of jeans.
- At 09:42, it is assumed that she heard ringing from inside the fridge as she was seen pulling the now unstuck door open by two eyewitnesses.
- However these systems are not as satisfactory overall as full-time systems - it is not too difficult to unstick the rear wheels if you aren't careful, particularly on slippery roads.
- Each of these scenarios illustrates people who are stuck and can be unstuck only by finding other people who have requisite knowledge and experience to move them to the next appropriate action.
- ‘Calm down,’ I said, unsticking her hair from her clammy face.
- The key things for unsticking a rusted life, I found, were focus and fearlessness.
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