Un*hinge" (?), v. t. [1 st pref. un- + hinge.]

1.

To take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door.

2.

To displace; to unfix by violence.

Blackmore.

3.

To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to unhinge one's mind or opinions; to unhinge the nerves.

Why should I then unhinge my brains, ruin my mind? South.

His sufferings, nay the revolutions of his fate, had not in the least unhinged his mind. Walpole.

 

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