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

transitive verb

: to separate by or as if by dissolving an adhesive

Examples of unglue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To unglue the ears of listeners, exhibitors responded with an array of desperate countermeasures. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 Approaching the final left-right-left sequence, Speed heaves the wheel to unglue the rear end. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 16 Sep. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unglue was circa 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Unglue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglue. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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