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 for unhinge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unhinge \Un*hinge"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + hinge.]
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     1. To take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door.
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     2. To displace; to unfix by violence. --Blackmore.
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     3. To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to
        unhinge one's mind or opinions; to unhinge the nerves.
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              Why should I then unhinge my brains, ruin my mind?
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              His sufferings, nay the revolutions of his fate, had
              not in the least unhinged his mind.   --Walpole.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
           alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
           father was seriously ill" [syn: perturb, unhinge,
           disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]
      2: remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "unhinge":
     agitate, bother, craze, dement, derange, disarrange, disarticulate,
     disjoint, dislocate, disorder, displace, disquiet, distract,
     disturb, drive insane, drive mad, flurry, fluster, frenzy, luxate,
     mad, madden, make mad, perturb, send mad, shatter, sicken, turn,
     unbalance, unjoint, unseat, unsettle, untune, upset

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