What does unhinge mean?

Definitions for unhinge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorderverb

    disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

    "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

  2. unhingeverb

    remove the hinges from

    "unhinge the door"


  1. unhingeverb

    To mentally disturb.

  2. unhingeverb

    To remove the hinges from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Unhingeverb

    For want of cement, ribs of rock disjoin’d
    Without an earthquake, from their base would start,
    And hills unhing’d, from their deep roots depart. Richard Blackmore.

    Rather than not accomplish my revenge,
    Just or unjust, I would the world unhinge. Edmund Waller.

    If God’s providence did not order it, cheats would not only justle private men out of their rights, but unhinge states, and run all into confusion. John Ray, on the Creation.


  1. unhinge

    Unhinge is a verb that primarily means to make someone mentally unbalanced or deranged. It may also refer to the action of removing something from its hinges. In a broader sense, it can mean to disturb, disrupt, or unsettle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unhingeverb

    to take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door

  2. Unhingeverb

    to displace; to unfix by violence

  3. Unhingeverb

    to render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to unhinge one's mind or opinions; to unhinge the nerves

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unhinge

    un-hinj′, v.t. to take from the hinges: to render unstable, to unsettle: to deprive of support.—n. Unhinge′ment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhinge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhinge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Translations for unhinge

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  • trastornar, desquiciarSpanish
  • troubler, déséquilibrer, enlever des charnièresFrench
  • megháborít, megzavar, kiakaszt, kiemel, meghibbantHungarian
  • uit zijn evenwicht brengen, verwarren, uit de scharnieren tillenDutch
  • выбить из колеи, [[снимать]] [[с]] [[петля, [[снять]] [[с]] [[петля, выбивать из колеиRussian

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