unhinge


un·hinge

transitive verb \-ˈhinj\

: to make (someone) very upset or mentally ill

Full Definition of UNHINGE

1
:  to make unstable :  unsettle, disrupt <unhinge the balance of world peace> <pressure that would unhinge a less experienced person>
2
:  to remove (as a door) from the hinges

Examples of UNHINGE

  1. <the endless harassment by the guards completely unhinged the prisoners of war>
  2. <I was momentarily unhinged by the unexpected question.>

First Known Use of UNHINGE

1612

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