verb (unstrings, unstringing; past and past participle unstrung)[with object]
- 1 (usually as adjective unstrung) Unnerve: a mind unstrung by lonelinessMore example sentences
- As secular identity becomes enervated, incoherent, and perplexed, as we grow tired and unstrung by self-doubt, hating them offers odd comfort.
- Movements by leaders and fighters during and after the air strikes indicated the militia was unstrung by the attack, he said.
- Terrorists act on this potential, and so unstring the entire fabric of life.
- 2Remove or relax the string or strings of (a bow or musical instrument).More example sentences
- Mark the location of the grip on the bowstring and unstring the bow.
- Because of this and other reasons, it is always a good idea to unstring any all-wood bow any time it is not required for use for more than an hour or so.
- Brock just rolled his shoulders and unstrung his bow, coiled the string and tucked between the oiled sheets of paper that usually held it, and tucked that into a pouch on his belt.
- 3Remove from a string: unstringing the beads from the rosaryMore example sentences
- The lorry stops beside the new hay barn and the men unstring the round bails and manoeuvre them onto the ground.
- I made a quick sketch and the next day unstrung the beads.
More definitions of unstringDefinition of unstring in:
- The British & World English dictionary