unhinge: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (un-hinj'), [key]
— -hinged, -hing•ing.
  1. to remove (a door or the like) from hinges.
  2. to open wide by or as if by removing supporting hinges: to unhinge one's jaws.
  3. to upset; unbalance; disorient; throw into confusion or turmoil: to unhinge the mind.
  4. to dislocate or disrupt the normal operation of; unsettle: to unhinge plans.
  5. to detach or separate from something.
  6. to cause to waver or vacillate: to unhinge supporters of conservative policies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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