unhinge(redirected from unhinging)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to unhinging: vindictiveness
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).
a. To confuse or disrupt: an event that unhinged the marriage.
b. To derange or unbalance: He was unhinged by his wife's death.
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
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.
Past participle: unhinged
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||unhinge - 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"
|2.||unhinge - remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"|