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

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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 In addition, Levitt said, a court ruling that struck down the preexisting conditions protections could cause premium subsidies that the vast majority of ACA customers receive to come unglued. courant.com, "'You've handed us an issue:' Democrats pounce on Trump administration's health care move," 11 June 2018 The show bridges gaps between Passover, big band and techno, sending dancers through feverish routines that range from utterly unglued to tightly comedic. Kt Hawbaker, chicagotribune.com, "Ohad Naharin brings Gaga choreography back to Hubbard Street — just don't try to define it," 6 June 2018 Following a 1-2-3 fourth inning for the Gators, Auburn came unglued during the fifth to allow two more runs. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UF downs Auburn 8-2 as Brady Singer outduels Casey Mize," 9 June 2018 The problem is that the political constraints, which functioned reasonably well in the past, are coming completely unglued. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump is pardon-giddy. Is that a constitutional problem?," 6 June 2018 This still caused many in the mainstream media to become completely and totally unglued, even emotional. Fox News, "Piers Morgan: Book details show Comey couldn't be trusted," 12 Apr. 2018 The Sixers took a 47-43 lead into halftime, but that was before Boston truly got unglued. Marc Narducci, Philly.com, "'They played better than us:' Celtics lose poise, and game, to Sixers," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of unglued

1922, in the meaning defined above

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