un·​glue | \ ˌən-ˈglü How to pronounce unglue (audio) \
unglued; ungluing; unglues

Definition of unglue

transitive verb

: to separate by or as if by dissolving an adhesive

Examples of unglue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How many of us have witnessed a teacher, coach, or grandparent try to make conversation with kids who can't unglue their eyes from a screen? Sierra Filucci, CNN, 31 Aug. 2017 Every reminder that a stench of illegitimacy hovers over Trump’s administration has the capacity to unglue him. Brian Beutler, New Republic, 12 May 2017 It’s time to unglue yourself from the car and couch and discover the best local wildflower season in nearly a decade. David Whiting, Orange County Register, 16 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unglue

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unglue was circa 1548

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“Unglue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglue. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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