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unglue

[ uhn-gloo ]
/ ʌnˈglu /
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verb (used with object), un·glued, un·glu·ing.
to separate or detach by or as if by overcoming an adhesive agent: to unglue a sticker from a wall.
Slang.
  1. to confuse or upset: He was unglued by his opponent's superb defense.
  2. to cause to fail or lose effectiveness.
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Origin of unglue

First recorded in 1540–50; un-2 + glue
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How to use unglue in a sentence

  • And unless we unglue ourselves from the vanities which imperil our existence we shall fall too.

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  • However, as the officer's sword will not unglue, I hope nothing will come of it.

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