unhinge


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un·hinge

 (ŭn-hĭnj′)
tr.v. un·hinged, un·hing·ing, un·hing·es
1. To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
2. To separate or disconnect: "Such military spending was completely unhinged from any justifiable operational requirement" (James Carroll).
3.
a. To confuse or disrupt: an event that unhinged the marriage.
b. To derange or unbalance: He was unhinged by his wife's death.

unhinge

(ʌnˈhɪndʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to remove (a door, gate, etc) from its hinges
2. to derange or unbalance (a person, his or her mind, etc)
3. to disrupt or unsettle (a process or state of affairs)
4. (usually foll by from) to detach or dislodge

un•hinge

(ʌnˈhɪndʒ)

v.t. -hinged, -hing•ing.
1. to remove from hinges: to unhinge a door.
2. to open or separate by disengaging or releasing the hinges or hingelike parts.
3. to throw into confusion or turmoil; upset.
[1605–15]
un•hinge′ment, n.

unhinge


Past participle: unhinged
Gerund: unhinging

Imperative
unhinge
unhinge
Present
I unhinge
you unhinge
he/she/it unhinges
we unhinge
you unhinge
they unhinge
Preterite
I unhinged
you unhinged
he/she/it unhinged
we unhinged
you unhinged
they unhinged
Present Continuous
I am unhinging
you are unhinging
he/she/it is unhinging
we are unhinging
you are unhinging
they are unhinging
Present Perfect
I have unhinged
you have unhinged
he/she/it has unhinged
we have unhinged
you have unhinged
they have unhinged
Past Continuous
I was unhinging
you were unhinging
he/she/it was unhinging
we were unhinging
you were unhinging
they were unhinging
Past Perfect
I had unhinged
you had unhinged
he/she/it had unhinged
we had unhinged
you had unhinged
they had unhinged
Future
I will unhinge
you will unhinge
he/she/it will unhinge
we will unhinge
you will unhinge
they will unhinge
Future Perfect
I will have unhinged
you will have unhinged
he/she/it will have unhinged
we will have unhinged
you will have unhinged
they will have unhinged
Future Continuous
I will be unhinging
you will be unhinging
he/she/it will be unhinging
we will be unhinging
you will be unhinging
they will be unhinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unhinging
you have been unhinging
he/she/it has been unhinging
we have been unhinging
you have been unhinging
they have been unhinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unhinging
you will have been unhinging
he/she/it will have been unhinging
we will have been unhinging
you will have been unhinging
they will have been unhinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unhinging
you had been unhinging
he/she/it had been unhinging
we had been unhinging
you had been unhinging
they had been unhinging
Conditional
I would unhinge
you would unhinge
he/she/it would unhinge
we would unhinge
you would unhinge
they would unhinge
Past Conditional
I would have unhinged
you would have unhinged
he/she/it would have unhinged
we would have unhinged
you would have unhinged
they would have unhinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unhinge - disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmedunhinge - 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"
vex, worry - disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
disturb, trouble, upset - move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
2.unhinge - remove the hinges fromunhinge - remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

unhinge

verb unbalance, confuse, derange, disorder, unsettle, madden, craze, confound, distemper (archaic), dement, drive you out of your mind The stress of war temporarily unhinged him.

unhinge

verb
To make insane:
Translations
kiakasztkiemelmegháborítmeghibbantmegzavar

unhinge

[ʌnˈhɪndʒ] VTdesquiciar (fig) [+ mind] → trastornar; [+ person] → trastornar el juicio de

unhinge

vt to unhinge somebody/somebody’s mindjdn aus der Bahn werfen, jdn völlig verstören; he/his mind was unhingeder hatte den Verstand verloren

unhinge

[ʌnˈhɪndʒ] vt (door) → scardinare (fig) (mind) → sconvolgere; (person) → far perdere la ragione a
References in classic literature ?
If with these hopes and additional inducements you, Sancho, please to return to my service, well and good; but to suppose that I am going to disturb or unhinge the ancient usage of knight-errantry, is all nonsense.
Without supposing the personal essentiality of the man, it is evident that a change of the chief magistrate, at the breaking out of a war, or at any similar crisis, for another, even of equal merit, would at all times be detrimental to the community, inasmuch as it would substitute inexperience to experience, and would tend to unhinge and set afloat the already settled train of the administration.
cried Remarkable, with a laugh that seemed to unhinge every joint in her body.
However, at last I put him so out of humour, that he took up a rash and fatal resolution; in short, I should not go to England; and though he had promised me, yet it was an unreasonable thing for me to desire it; that it would be ruinous to his affairs, would unhinge his whole family, and be next to an undoing him in the world; that therefore I ought not to desire it of him, and that no wife in the world that valued her family and her husband's prosperity would insist upon such a thing.