unsettle


un·set·tle

verb \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

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

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