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English verb: unhinge

1. unhinge (emotion) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

SamplesShe was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill.

ExamplesThe bad news will unhinge him

Synonymscark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset

Narrower (hyponym)vex, worry

2. unhinge (change) remove the hinges from

SamplesUnhinge the door.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

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