unglue

[ uhn-gloo ]
/ ʌnˈglu /

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.

Origin of unglue

First recorded in 1540–50; un-2 + glue
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unglue

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

    The Christian|Hall Caine
  • However, as the officer's sword will not unglue, I hope nothing will come of it.