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unglue

[uhn-gloo] /ʌnˈglu/
verb (used with object), unglued, ungluing.
1.
to separate or detach by or as if by overcoming an adhesive agent:
to unglue a sticker from a wall.
2.
Slang.
  1. to confuse or upset:
    He was unglued by his opponent's superb defense.
  2. to cause to fail or lose effectiveness.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; un-2 + glue
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Word Origin and History for unglue
v.

1540s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + glue (v.). Related: Unglued; ungluing. Unglued in figurative sense is recorded from 1922.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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