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unsettle

verb un·set·tle \ˌən-ˈse-təl\

: to make (someone) nervous, worried, or upset

Full Definition of UNSETTLE

transitive verb
1
:  to loosen or move from a settled state or condition :  make unstable :  disorder
2
:  to perturb or agitate mentally or emotionally :  discompose
intransitive verb
:  to become unsettled
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Examples of UNSETTLE

  1. Such a sudden change will unsettle her.
  2. <the news that the local grocery store had sold contaminated produce unsettled many shoppers>

First Known Use of UNSETTLE

1598

Rhymes with UNSETTLE

UNSETTLE Defined for Kids

unsettle

verb un·set·tle \ˌən-ˈse-təl\
un·set·tledun·set·tling

Definition of UNSETTLE for Kids

:  to disturb the quiet or order of :  upset <Spicy food unsettles my stomach.> <Social changes can unsettle old beliefs.>

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