unstring the bow


unstring the bow
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  • unstring — /un string /, v.t., unstrung, unstringing. 1. to deprive of strings: to unstring a violin. 2. to take from a string: to unstring beads. 3. to loosen the strings of: to unstring a bow. 4. to relax the tension of. 5. to relax unduly, or weaken (the …   Universalium

  • unstring — un•string [[t]ʌnˈstrɪŋ[/t]] v. t. strung, string•ing 1) mad to loosen or remove the strings of: to unstring a bow[/ex] 2) to take from a string: to unstring beads[/ex] 3) to relax the tension of 4) to relax unduly or weaken (the nerves) 5) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Unstring — Un*string , v. t. [1st pref. un + string.] [1913 Webster] 1. To deprive of a string or strings; also, to take from a string; as, to unstring beads. [1913 Webster] 2. To loosen the string or strings of; as, to unstring a harp or a bow. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unstring — ► VERB (past and past part. unstrung) 1) (unstrung) unnerved: a mind unstrung by loneliness. 2) remove or relax the string or strings of (a bow or musical instrument) …   English terms dictionary

  • unstring — v.tr. (past and past part. unstrung) 1 remove or relax the string or strings of (a bow, harp, etc.). 2 remove from a string. 3 (esp. as unstrung adj.) unnerve …   Useful english dictionary

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  • prostrate — Synonyms and related words: abject, accumbent, adorant, adoring, afflict, aggrieve, all in, anguish, backscratching, beat, beat down, beat up, beaten, bedfast, bedridden, beggarly, bend, blow down, blow over, bone weary, bootlicking, bow and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shake — Synonyms and related words: Bebung, abandon, abate, accost, address, affright, age, agitate, agitating, agitation, alarm, alcoholic drink, all overs, anthem, aphonia, appall, artificial voice, assault, attenuate, avoid, awe, ballad, be cold, beam …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unstrung — /un strung /, v. 1. pt. and pp. of unstring. adj. 2. having the string or strings loosened or removed, as a bow or harp. 3. weakened or nervously unhinged, as a person or a person s nerves; unnerved; discomposed: The incident left him unstrung. * …   Universalium

  • unstrung — /ʌnˈstrʌŋ/ (say un strung) verb 1. past tense and past participle of unstring. –adjective 2. having the string or strings loosened or removed, as a bow or harp. 3. having the nerves weakened or in bad condition, as a person …   Australian English dictionary

  • unstrung — [unstruŋ′] vt. pt. & pp. of UNSTRING adj. 1. nervous or upset; unnerved 2. having the string or strings loosened or detached, as a bow, racket, etc …   English World dictionary


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