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

Definition of unglued

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

Examples of unglued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Second, the subprime tranche bonds experiment could come unglued as delinquencies rose. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 31 July 2022 Homophobia bubbles up from the dark places of other men’s souls; even Lemming’s closest friend, Davey Battle, a religious man who plays for an opposing team in more ways than one, comes unglued by it. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Meredith also comes unglued, backing up Brooks’ story. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Jan. 2022 In 1800, our country almost came unglued following the election that eventually elevated Jefferson to the presidency, which ended Federalist rule. CBS News, 10 June 2022 There was a feeling of something coming unglued and a sense that all of it was hurtling toward a decisive break, but also a camaraderie among journalists who, despite other disagreements, were similarly disturbed by the ugly circus in Washington. David Faris, The Week, 12 May 2022 Despite stranding a leadoff single in the second, the left-hander came unglued in the third. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2022 During a private flight to orbit in September funded by a technology entrepreneur, a tube became unglued on that vehicle and urine from passengers wasn’t deposited in a storage tank as designed. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 The Associated Press reported that the company discovered that a tube had come unglued, spilling urine onto the floor and sparking concerns of a possible leak in the spacecraft. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unglued

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 17 Aug. 2022.

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