transitive verb-·hinged′, -·hing′ing
- to remove from the hinges
- to remove the hinges from
- to dislodge or detach
- to throw (the mind, a person, etc.) into confusion; unbalance or upset
transitive verbun·hinged, un·hing·ing, un·hing·es
- To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
- To separate or disconnect: “Such military spending was completely unhinged from any justifiable operational requirement” ( James Carroll )
- a. To confuse or disrupt: an event that unhinged the marriage.b. To derange or unbalance: He was unhinged by his wife's death.