unstring


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un·string

 (ŭn-strĭng′)
tr.v. un·strung (-strŭng′), un·string·ing, un·strings
1. To remove from a string.
2. To unfasten or loosen the strings of.
3. Informal To deprive of composure or emotional stability; unnerve.

unstring

(ʌnˈstrɪŋ)
vb (tr) , -strings, -stringing or -strung
1. to remove the strings of
2. (of beads, pearls, etc) to remove or take from a string
3. to weaken or enfeeble emotionally (a person or his nerves)

un•string

(ʌnˈstrɪŋ)

v.t. -strung, -string•ing.
1. to loosen or remove the strings of: to unstring a bow.
2. to take from a string: to unstring beads.
3. to relax the tension of.
4. to relax unduly or weaken (the nerves).
5. to weaken the nerves of.
[1605–15]

unstring


Past participle: unstrung
Gerund: unstringing

Imperative
unstring
unstring
Present
I unstring
you unstring
he/she/it unstrings
we unstring
you unstring
they unstring
Preterite
I unstrung
you unstrung
he/she/it unstrung
we unstrung
you unstrung
they unstrung
Present Continuous
I am unstringing
you are unstringing
he/she/it is unstringing
we are unstringing
you are unstringing
they are unstringing
Present Perfect
I have unstrung
you have unstrung
he/she/it has unstrung
we have unstrung
you have unstrung
they have unstrung
Past Continuous
I was unstringing
you were unstringing
he/she/it was unstringing
we were unstringing
you were unstringing
they were unstringing
Past Perfect
I had unstrung
you had unstrung
he/she/it had unstrung
we had unstrung
you had unstrung
they had unstrung
Future
I will unstring
you will unstring
he/she/it will unstring
we will unstring
you will unstring
they will unstring
Future Perfect
I will have unstrung
you will have unstrung
he/she/it will have unstrung
we will have unstrung
you will have unstrung
they will have unstrung
Future Continuous
I will be unstringing
you will be unstringing
he/she/it will be unstringing
we will be unstringing
you will be unstringing
they will be unstringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unstringing
you have been unstringing
he/she/it has been unstringing
we have been unstringing
you have been unstringing
they have been unstringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unstringing
you will have been unstringing
he/she/it will have been unstringing
we will have been unstringing
you will have been unstringing
they will have been unstringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unstringing
you had been unstringing
he/she/it had been unstringing
we had been unstringing
you had been unstringing
they had been unstringing
Conditional
I would unstring
you would unstring
he/she/it would unstring
we would unstring
you would unstring
they would unstring
Past Conditional
I would have unstrung
you would have unstrung
he/she/it would have unstrung
we would have unstrung
you would have unstrung
they would have unstrung
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unstring - remove the strings fromunstring - remove the strings from; "unstring my guitar"
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"
string - provide with strings; "string my guitar"
Translations

unstring

[ˈʌnˈstrɪŋ] (unstrung (pt, pp)) VT (Mus) → desencordar; [+ pearls] → desensartar (fig) [+ nerves] → trastornar

unstring

pret, ptp <unstrung>
vt violindie Saiten abnehmen or entfernen von; beadsabfädeln
References in classic literature ?
If I had, I might ha' whistled for another, for my father wasn't quite so ready to unstring as some other fathers I know of.
But Leto alone stays by the side of Zeus who delights in thunder; and then she unstrings his bow, and closes his quiver, and takes his archery from his strong shoulders in her hands and hangs them on a golden peg against a pillar of his father's house.
as she unstrings a night in manic laughs, laughs to choose as she would