unglued

adjective
un·​glued | \ ˌən-ˈglüd How to pronounce unglued (audio) \

Definition of unglued

: upset, disordered usually used with comechief executives came unglued at the thought of a strike— H. E. Meyer

Examples of unglued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over time, this may cause the catalyst particles to come unglued and drift away. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Next generation water splitter could help renewables power the globe," 10 Mar. 2020 Houston had come completely unglued, its hopes of turning the AFC title game into an all-AFC South affair long gone. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Chiefs rally to historic comeback against Texans, return to AFC Championship Game," 12 Jan. 2020 Thankfully, when time and space come unglued, help arrives courtesy of their loving teen children, Ted's daughter Billie (Brigitte Lundy-Paine) and Bill's kid Thea (Samara Weaving). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "12 movies we can't wait to see in 2020, from Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' to Harley Quinn," 6 Jan. 2020 All that came unglued March 27 when police, notified by the FBI that Iowa had a newly outstanding warrant for him, showed up at the couple's home in Prescott Valley, 82 miles north of Phoenix. Paul Davenport, chicagotribune.com, "Iowa mulls case of Arizona man who fled prison decades ago," 10 June 2018 If the appellate decision is upheld, the most popular element that would come unglued is insurance protections for Americans with preexisting medical conditions. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional, appeals court says," 19 Dec. 2019 And then watched the Astros become unglued, and by the time the inning ended, the players were giving Strasburg a group hug. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Astros facing the unthinkable after Game 2 loss to Nationals in World Series," 24 Oct. 2019 While there are ways to mitigate against bad luck, an otherwise perfect plan can still come unglued due to pure chance. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Sorcerer’s greatest trick? Shrinking a CCG experience into a single box," 22 June 2019 An unglued Kelly leapt out of his seat, towering over King, shouting and gesturing wildly. Mary Green, PEOPLE.com, "Gayle King: 'I Never Thought I Was in Danger' During R. Kelly Interview," 20 June 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Unglued.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglued. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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