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unstring

[ uhn-string ]
/ ʌnˈstrɪŋ /
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verb (used with object), un·strung, un·string·ing.

to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin.
to take from a string: to unstring beads.
to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow.
to relax the tension of.
to relax unduly, or weaken (the nerves).
to weaken the nerves of.

RELATED WORDS

disturb, unsettle, rattle, frighten, unnerve, upset, intimidate, worry, horrify, throw, undermine, weaken, dismay, discompose, distress, jar, bother, move, appall, impair

Nearby words

unstrap, unstratified, unstreamed, unstressed, unstriated, unstring, unstriped, unstructured, unstrung, unstuck, unstudied

Origin of unstring

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + string
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unstring

/ (ʌnˈstrɪŋ) /

verb -strings, -stringing or -strung (tr)

to remove the strings of
(of beads, pearls, etc) to remove or take from a string
to weaken or enfeeble emotionally (a person or his nerves)
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