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Meaning of UNHINGE

Pronunciation:  un'hinj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  remove the hinges from, as from a door
  2. [v]  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
 

UNHINGE is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble
 
 See Also: disturb, remove, take, take away, upset, vex, withdraw, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*hinge"\, v. t. [1 st pref. un- + hinge.]
1. To take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door.

2. To displace; to unfix by violence. --Blackmore.

3. To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to
   unhinge one's mind or opinions; to unhinge the nerves.

         Why should I then unhinge my brains, ruin my mind?
                                               --South.

         His sufferings, nay the revolutions of his fate, had
         not in the least unhinged his mind.   --Walpole.

 

 

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