View synonyms for unglued


[ uhn-glood ]


  1. separated or detached; not glued.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unglued1

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. come unglued, Slang.
    1. to become upset, disorganized, or confused; lose emotional control:

      to come unglued in an emergency.

    2. to disintegrate or collapse; fall apart; break down:

      The negotiators tried to keep the fragile peace agreement from coming unglued.

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see under come apart at the seams .
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Example Sentences

After the spacecraft landed, engineers studied it and discovered that a tube that funnels urine into a storage tank had become unglued, Bill Gerstenmaier, SpaceX’s vice president of build and flight reliability, said during the news conference.

The partnership didn't last: Ann came unglued when Eva said she didn't want the two to share a room.

He waited patiently as one of her false eyelashes became unglued and she along with it.

Using the outspread fingers of each hand, begin with the unglued edge and roll the paper around the wood.

She started to come unglued again but stopped the dissolving process just before the wet and gooey stage set in.

Books soon become mildewed or unglued and the finest library will soon have the appearance of a secondhand bookshop.

Baston, unglued from the wall, spoke up with his usual pompous eagerness.

There had been damp weather, and the leather of the bellows had become unglued.


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