untune
transitive verb Date: 1598 1. to put out of tune 2. disarrange, discompose

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  • Untune — Un*tune , v. t. [1st pref. un + tune.] To make incapable of harmony, or of harmonious action; to put out of tune. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untune — /un toohn , tyoohn /, v.t., untuned, untuning. 1. to render or cause to become out of tune: Changes in weather can untune a violin. 2. to discompose; upset, as the mind or emotions. [1590 1600; UN 2 + TUNE] * * * …   Universalium

  • untune — verb 1. cause to lose one s composure • Syn: ↑upset, ↑discompose, ↑disconcert, ↑discomfit • Derivationally related forms: ↑discomfiture (for: ↑discomfit), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • untune — un·tune …   English syllables

  • untune — un•tune [[t]ʌnˈtun, ˈtyun[/t]] v. t. tuned, tun•ing 1) mad to cause to become out of tune: a violin untuned by dampness[/ex] 2) to discompose; upset, as the mind or emotions • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

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