unglued

[ uhn-glood ]
/ ʌnˈglud /

adjective

separated or detached; not glued.

Idioms

    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.

Origin of unglued

1685–95; (def 1) un-1 + glued; (def 2) unglue + -ed2

Definition for unglued (2 of 2)

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
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Word Origin and History for unglued

unglue


v.

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

Idioms and Phrases with unglued

unglued


see under come apart at the seams.

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