unsettle

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verb un·set·tle \ˌən-ˈse-təl\

Definition of unsettle

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to loosen or move from a settled state or condition :  make unstable :  disorder

  3. 2 :  to perturb or agitate mentally or emotionally :  discompose

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become unsettled

Examples of unsettle in a sentence

  1. Such a sudden change will unsettle her.

  2. <the news that the local grocery store had sold contaminated produce unsettled many shoppers>

1598

First Known Use of unsettle

1598


UNSETTLE Defined for English Language Learners

unsettle

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verb un·set·tle \ˌən-ˈse-təl\

Definition of unsettle for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) nervous, worried, or upset


UNSETTLE Defined for Kids

unsettle

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verb un·set·tle \ˌən-ˈse-təl\

Definition of unsettle for Students

unsettled

unsettling

  1. :  to disturb the quiet or order of :  upset <Spicy food unsettles my stomach.> <Social changes can unsettle old beliefs.>



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