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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Unhinge \Un*hinge"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + hinge.]
1. To take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door.
2. To displace; to unfix by violence. --Blackmore.
3. To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to
unhinge one's mind or opinions; to unhinge the nerves.
Why should I then unhinge my brains, ruin my mind?
His sufferings, nay the revolutions of his fate, had
not in the least unhinged his mind. --Walpole.
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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