unstring

verb
un·​string | \ ˌən-ˈstriŋ How to pronounce unstring (audio) \
unstrung\ ˌən-​ˈstrəŋ How to pronounce unstrung (audio) \; unstringing\ ˌən-​ˈstriŋ-​iŋ How to pronounce unstringing (audio) \

Definition of unstring

transitive verb

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

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Examples of unstring in a Sentence

the kind of fierce combat that can unstring even hardened soldiers 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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The first known use of unstring was in 1611

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“Unstring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstring. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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