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unhinge

[ uhn-hinj ]
/ ʌnˈhɪndʒ /
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verb (used with object), un·hinged, un·hing·ing.
to remove (a door or the like) from hinges.
to open wide by or as if by removing supporting hinges: to unhinge one's jaws.
to upset; unbalance; disorient; throw into confusion or turmoil: to unhinge the mind.
to dislocate or disrupt the normal operation of; unsettle: to unhinge plans.
to detach or separate from something.
to cause to waver or vacillate: to unhinge supporters of conservative policies.
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Origin of unhinge

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + hinge

OTHER WORDS FROM unhinge

un·hinge·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unhinge

unhinge
/ (ʌnˈhɪndʒ) /

verb (tr)
to remove (a door, gate, etc) from its hinges
to derange or unbalance (a person, his mind, etc)
to disrupt or unsettle (a process or state of affairs)
(usually foll by from) to detach or dislodge
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