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1. (Music, other) (intr) literary archaic to become discordant or out of tune
2. (Music, other) (tr) literary archaic to make out of tune or inharmonious
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v.t. -tuned, -tun•ing.
1. to cause to become out of tune: a violin untuned by dampness.
2. to discompose; upset, as the mind or emotions.
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|Verb||1.||untune - cause to lose one's composure |
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
dissolve - cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
|2.||untune - cause to be out of tune; "Don't untune that string!"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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