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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove from hinges.
  • transitive v. To remove the hinges from.
  • transitive v. To confuse; disrupt.
  • transitive v. Informal To derange; unbalance: He was unhinged by his wife's death.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To mentally disturb.
  • v. To remove the hinges from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take from the hinges.
  • transitive v. To displace; to unfix by violence.
  • transitive v. To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take from the hinges: as, to unhinge a door.
  • To displace; unfix by violence.
  • To unsettle; loosen; render unstable or wavering; discompose; disorder: as, to unhinge the mind; to unhinge opinions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the hinges from
  • v. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

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