- to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control: to come unglued in an emergency.
- to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down: The negotiators tried to keep the fragile peace agreement from coming unglued.
Origin of unglued
verb (used with object), un·glued, un·glu·ing.
- to confuse or upset: He was unglued by his opponent's superb defense.
- to cause to fail or lose effectiveness.
Origin of unglue
Examples from the Web for unglued
Somewhere in the damp, without doubt; that instrument will be unglued and spoilt in ten minutes—ten!Under the Greenwood Tree|Thomas Hardy
But we are glad that the carpenter did not leave the legs of it unglued for a joke.A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
Using the outspread fingers of each hand, begin with the unglued edge and roll the paper around the wood.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Baston, unglued from the wall, spoke up with his usual pompous eagerness.Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
Sometimes the sound board gets loose or unglued at the edges, or the bridges or ribs come loose.Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
see under come apart at the seams.