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[uhn-gloo] /ʌnˈglu/
verb (used with object), unglued, ungluing.
to separate or detach by or as if by overcoming an adhesive agent:
to unglue a sticker from a wall.
  1. to confuse or upset:
    He was unglued by his opponent's superb defense.
  2. to cause to fail or lose effectiveness.
Origin of unglue
First recorded in 1540-50; un-2 + glue Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • However, as the officer's sword will not unglue, I hope nothing will come of it.

    Puppets at Large F. Anstey
  • And unless we unglue ourselves from the vanities which imperil our existence we shall fall too.

    The Christian Hall Caine
Word Origin and History for unglue

1540s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + glue (v.). Related: Unglued; ungluing. Unglued in figurative sense is recorded from 1922.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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