unstring


un·string

transitive verb \-ˈstriŋ\
un·strung\-ˈstrəŋ\un·string·ing\-ˈstriŋ-iŋ\

Definition of UNSTRING

1
:  to loosen or remove the strings of
2
:  to remove from a string
3
:  to make weak, disordered, or unstable <was unstrung by the news>

Examples of UNSTRING

  1. <the kind of fierce combat that can unstring even hardened soldiers>
  2. <a little unstrung by the fact that he was on his first job interview>

First Known Use of UNSTRING

1611

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