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Unstring definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

UNSTRING', v.t.
1. To relax tension; to loosen; as, to unstring the nerves.
2. To deprive of strings; as, to unstring a harp.
3. To loose; to untie.
4. To take from a string; as, to unstring beads.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: remove the strings from; "unstring my guitar" [ant: string]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (unstrung; unstringing) Date: 1611 1. to loosen or remove the strings of 2. to remove from a string 3. to make weak, disordered, or unstable <was unstrung by the news>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (past and past part. unstrung) 1 remove or relax the string or strings of (a bow, harp, etc.). 2 remove from a string. 3 (esp. as unstrung adj.) unnerve.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Unstring Un*string", v. t. [1st pref. un- + string.] 1. To deprive of a string or strings; also, to take from a string; as, to unstring beads. 2. To loosen the string or strings of; as, to unstring a harp or a bow. 3. To relax the tension of; to loosen. ``His garland they unstring.'' --Dryden. Used also figuratively; as, his nerves were unstrung by fear.




 


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