unstring
transitive verb (unstrung; unstringing) Date: 1611 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
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Unstring — Un*string , v. t. [1st pref. un + string.] [1913 Webster] 1. To deprive of a string or strings; also, to take from a string; as, to unstring beads. [1913 Webster] 2. To loosen the string or strings of; as, to unstring a harp or a bow. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unstring — ► VERB (past and past part. unstrung) 1) (unstrung) unnerved: a mind unstrung by loneliness. 2) remove or relax the string or strings of (a bow or musical instrument) …   English terms dictionary

  • unstring — [unstriŋ′] vt. unstrung, unstringing 1. to loosen or remove the string or strings of 2. to remove from a string 3. to loosen; relax 4. to cause to be unstrung; make nervous, weak, upset, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unstring — /un string /, v.t., unstrung, unstringing. 1. to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin. 2. to take from a string: to unstring beads. 3. to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow. 4. to relax the tension of. 5. to relax unduly, or weaken (the …   Universalium

  • unstring — un•string [[t]ʌnˈstrɪŋ[/t]] v. t. strung, string•ing 1) mad to loosen or remove the strings of: to unstring a bow[/ex] 2) to take from a string: to unstring beads[/ex] 3) to relax the tension of 4) to relax unduly or weaken (the nerves) 5) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • unstring — verb To remove the string or strings from. Unstring the bows before storing them …   Wiktionary

  • unstring — /ʌnˈstrɪŋ/ (say un string) verb (t) (unstrung, unstringing) 1. to deprive of a string or strings. 2. to remove from a string, as beads, pearls, etc. 3. to loosen the strings of. 4. to weaken psychologically or emotionally, by or as by a shock to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • unstring — turnings …   Anagrams dictionary

  • unstring — verb (unstrings, unstringing, past and past participle unstrung) 1》 [usu. as adjective unstrung] upset; unbalance: a mind unstrung by loneliness. 2》 remove or relax the string or strings of. 3》 remove from a string …   English new terms dictionary

  • unstring — un·string …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”