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

  • transitive v. To displace from a settled condition; disrupt.
  • transitive v. To make uneasy; disturb.
  • intransitive v. To become unsettled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make upset or uncomfortable
  • v. To bring into disorder or disarray

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To become unsettled or unfixed; to be disordered.
  • transitive v. To move or loosen from a settled position or state; to unfix; to displace; to disorder; to confuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change from a settled state; make to be no longer fixed, steady, or established; unhinge; make uncertain or fluctuating: as, to unsettle doctrines or opinions.
  • To move from a place; remove. To disorder; derange; make mad: as, to unsettle a person's intellect.
  • To become unfixed; give way; be disordered.

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

  • v. disturb the composure of

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