Definition of unglued in English:



  • 1Not or no longer stuck.

    ‘grease particles come unglued from the plate’
    • ‘it was only a matter of time before the whole operation came unglued’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘If you flex these two 'books', the one with unglued pages will fold easily because the pages will slide on each other.’
    • ‘The copy I reviewed was soft cover, which hopefully will withstand the test of time and use, and pages will not become unglued and fall out.’
    • ‘On this unglued section, a tag board cover is glued.’
    • ‘She slid two fingers underneath the unglued flap, popped it open and slid out the note paper with an overwhelming sense of dread.’
    • ‘The glue will dry almost immediately and you can never get it unglued.’
    • ‘My copy's spine was unglued when I cracked the can, so I had to have it replaced.’
    • ‘When he felt his eyes were sufficiently unglued, he wandered over to lift the scroll and read its contents.’
    • ‘The only views into the empty interior are from cracks in the sides where the paper is unglued.’
    1. 1.1 informal (of a person or state of mind) confused and emotionally strained.
      • ‘it had been a long day, and tempers were becoming unglued’
      • ‘If they are unglued, it only serves to scare viewers, not inform them.’
      • ‘Of course, don't overlook the condition of ‘smoldering rage,’ with a low threshold for becoming unglued.’



/ˌənˈɡlo͞od/ /ˌənˈɡlud/