unstring

verb un·string \ ˌən-ˈstriŋ \

Definition of unstring

unstrung play \ˌən-ˈstrəŋ\; unstringing play \ˌən-ˈstriŋ-iŋ\
1 : to loosen or remove the strings of
2 : to remove from a string
3 : to make weak, disordered, or unstable
  • was unstrung by the news

Examples of unstring in a Sentence

  1. the kind of fierce combat that can unstring even hardened soldiers

  2. a little unstrung by the fact that he was on his first job interview

First Known Use of unstring

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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