Definition of unglued in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡluːd/


Not or no longer stuck: grease particles come unglued from the plate
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  • ‘I've had this button pop out on me, fall out of its socket, and sometimes it's not even there or it's loose and unglued,’ says Lortie.
  • Some of the crew are holding me and others are trying to get me unglued.
  • It took us quite a while to get them unglued, but we managed to do that this morning.


come unglued

1(Of plans or an enterprise) end in failure: it was only a matter of time before the whole operation came unglued
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  • We can't will the meal or the occasion to turn out well and often the best-designed plans wind up coming unglued through some miscue or disagreement.
  • They had fallback plans and people to blame if anything came unglued.
  • Then, things came unglued as they got away from the game plan and began to make errors.
2(Of a person) become confused or upset: ‘What was it about him that made her come unglued with just a single look?’
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  • After much discussion, and me on the verge of coming unglued, the original route was agreed upon.
  • Humiliated, Pantani comes unglued and withdraws a few days later, and Armstrong pedals imperiously to his second Tour win.
  • I like to see them come unglued, and I like to see how the characters in the novels cope with this problem.

Words that rhyme with unglued

allude, brood, collude, conclude, crude, delude, dude, elude, étude, exclude, extrude, exude, feud, food, illude, include, intrude, Jude, lewd, mood, nude, obtrude, occlude, Oudh, preclude, protrude, prude, pseud, pultrude, rood, rude, seclude, shrewd, snood, transude, unsubdued, who'd, you'd

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