Definition of unglued in English:


Line breaks: un|glued
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.

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