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- (transitive) To take out stitches from.
- (transitive, figuratively) To unravel or disunite; to cause to come apart.
2007 November 18, Trymaine Lee, “A Symbol of Activism Is at Center of Court Dispute”, New York Times:
- When racially charged killings in the 1980s unstitched already flimsy race relations in the city, the Slave Theater grew to be more than just a movie house, it became a symbol and center of black activism.