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

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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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