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A state of disorder; confusion.
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  1. A state of disorder; confusion.
  2. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  3. An untidy condition; disorder; confusion
Failure to distinguish between things
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  1. Failure to distinguish between things
  2. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
  3. Embarrassment
A confused mixture or heap
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  1. A confused mixture or heap
  2. A disordered state; a muddle:
  3. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
A scene or condition of great devastation.
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  1. A scene or condition of great devastation.
  2. Great clutter or jumble; a total mess:
  3. A scene or condition of complete disorder or ruin:
A variation in normal wind conditions.
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  1. A variation in normal wind conditions.
  2. A disturbing or being disturbed
  3. (Physics) An alteration or displacement of a region of a medium from its equilibrium state.
A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
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  1. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
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  1. Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
  2. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
  3. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
(Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
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  1. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  2. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
  3. An excited activity; a stir.
A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
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  1. A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
  2. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
  3. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
The state or quality of being turbulent:
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  1. The state or quality of being turbulent:
  2. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
  3. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
Misgovernment; bad or unjust government. [from 15th c.]
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  1. Misgovernment; bad or unjust government. [from 15th c.]
  2. The state of being ruled badly; disorder, lawlessness, anarchy. [from 15th c.]
  3. Inept or unwise rule; misgovernment.
  1. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  2. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
  3. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  1. A sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion
  2. A sudden, violent change
  3. The process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust
A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
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  1. A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
  2. A complicating factor or occurrence as in the plot of a story or in the unfolding of events
  3. (Med.) A second disease or abnormal condition occurring during the course of a primary disease
A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
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  1. A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
  2. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
  3. The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
(Law) The criminal offense of willfully maiming, disabling, or disfiguring a person.
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  1. (Law) The criminal offense of willfully maiming, disabling, or disfiguring a person.
  2. Infliction of violent injury on a person or thing; wanton destruction:
  3. A state of violent disorder or riotous confusion; havoc.
The demoralization and intimidation produced in this way
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  1. The demoralization and intimidation produced in this way
  2. The threat or actual use of violence in order to intimidate or create panic, especially when utilized as a means of attempting to influence political conduct. The threat or actual use of violence in order to intimidate or create panic, especially when utilized as a means of attempting to influence political conduct.
Government by violent gangs, or by the masses.
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  1. Government by violent gangs, or by the masses.
Political disorder and confusion.
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  1. Political disorder and confusion.
  2. The complete absence of government
  3. Absence of any form of political authority.
Active resistance and terrorism against the state, as used by some anarchists.
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  1. Active resistance and terrorism against the state, as used by some anarchists.
  2. The belief that proposes the absence and abolition of hierarchy and authority in most forms.
  3. (specifically), a political and philosophical belief that all forms of involuntary rule or government are undesirable or unnecessary, and that society could function without a ruler or involuntary government (a state).
The state or quality of being disorderly.
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  1. The state or quality of being disorderly.
The state of being rowdy
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A confused misunderstanding or disagreement
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  1. A confused misunderstanding or disagreement
  2. A complicated situation; an entanglement
  3. An involved and confusing situation; state of confusion and complication
Violent motion; turbulence
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  1. Violent motion; turbulence
  2. A condition of turbulent motion.
  3. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
Emotional disturbance or excitement
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  1. Emotional disturbance or excitement
  2. The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
  3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
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  1. The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
  2. A rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt
Overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system by those governed and usually by forceful means, with another government or system taking its place
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  1. Overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system by those governed and usually by forceful means, with another government or system taking its place
  2. Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
  3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation:
An act or state of armed resistance to one's government
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  1. An act or state of armed resistance to one's government
  2. Defiance toward an authority or established convention:
  3. (Countable) An organized, forceful subversion of the law of the land in an attempt to replace it with another form of government.
A cessation of work by employees in support of demands made on their employer, as for higher pay or improved conditions.
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  1. A cessation of work by employees in support of demands made on their employer, as for higher pay or improved conditions.
  2. (Bowling) The act of knocking down all the pins on the first bowl
  3. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
(Informal) An extremely amusing person, thing, or event
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  1. (Informal) An extremely amusing person, thing, or event
  2. Wild or violent disorder, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; uproar
  3. A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
Any period of time during which those in control coerce or subdue others, as by causing fear or threatening violence
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  1. Any period of time during which those in control coerce or subdue others, as by causing fear or threatening violence
  2. A period of brutal suppression or intimidation by those in power.
  3. The period (1793–1794) of the French Revolution during which the republican government was temporarily suspended, power was concentrated in the hands of a small group of revolutionaries, and thousands of suspected counterrevolutionaries were executed.
Political control by a mob.
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  1. Political control by a mob.
  2. The mob as ruler
  3. Rule or domination by a mob
Government by the masses; mob rule.
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  1. Government by the masses; mob rule.
A disturbance; a commotion:
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  1. A disturbance; a commotion:
  2. (Informal) Noisy confusion; uproar; row; disturbance
Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
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  1. Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
  2. A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
Nausea
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  1. Nausea
  2. A malady or disease
  3. The condition of being sick or diseased; illness
An unwholesome condition:
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  1. An unwholesome condition:
  2. A disease; illness; sickness
Abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning, as of a bodily organ or part
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  1. Abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning, as of a bodily organ or part
  2. Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
  3. Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.
  1. To undo the arrangement of; to disorder; to derange.
  2. To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
  3. To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects:
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  1. To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects:
  2. To run or move with bustle and confusion.
  3. To fill or spread over in a disorderly manner:
(Baseball) To allow (hits or walks) in small numbers over several innings. Used of a pitcher.
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  1. (Baseball) To allow (hits or walks) in small numbers over several innings. Used of a pitcher.
  2. To separate and go in different directions; disperse:
  3. To throw here and there or strew loosely; sprinkle
The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
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  1. The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
  2. The behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. Chaotic systems very are sensitive to initial conditions; small changes in those conditions can lead to quite different outcomes. One example of chaotic behavior is the flow of air in conditions of turbulence.
  3. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
A number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
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  1. A number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
  2. A confused noise; a clatter.
  3. A confused disordered jumble of things.
The state or quality of being confused
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  1. The state or quality of being confused
(Psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
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  1. (Psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
  2. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
  3. Failure to distinguish between things
The property of being deranged.
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  1. The property of being deranged.
  2. An act or instance of deranging.
  3. (Mathematics) A permutation of a set such that no element is in its previous position.
Upset of the normal order.
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Confused attire; undress; dishabille.
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  1. Confused attire; undress; dishabille.
  2. An untidy condition; disorder; confusion
  3. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
The quality of being disordered.
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The state or quality of being disorderly.
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  1. The state or quality of being disorderly.
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
A disordered state; a muddle:
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  1. A disordered state; a muddle:
  2. A confused mixture or heap
  3. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
One that is in such a condition:
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  1. One that is in such a condition:
  2. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
  3. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
  1. A case of confusion.
  2. A mix, blend, or variety.
  3. A condition or instance of confusion; tangle
Mental confusion
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  1. Mental confusion
  2. A state of mental confusion.
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
A state of disorder; a mess.
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  1. A state of disorder; a mess.
  2. (Informal) A mess; disorder
  3. A disorderly mess
An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
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  1. An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
  2. A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
  3. A hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground
An act of tumbling; a fall.
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  1. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  2. Disorder; confusion
  3. A confused heap
A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
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  1. A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
  2. A chaotic or confused situation.
Political disorder and confusion.
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  1. Political disorder and confusion.
  2. Absence of any form of political authority.
  3. The complete absence of government
Misgovernment; bad or unjust government. [from 15th c.]
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  1. Misgovernment; bad or unjust government. [from 15th c.]
  2. Inept or unwise rule; misgovernment.
  3. The state of being ruled badly; disorder, lawlessness, anarchy. [from 15th c.]
An agitating or being agitated; violent motion or stirring
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  1. An agitating or being agitated; violent motion or stirring
  2. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
  3. Emotional disturbance or excitement
Violent motion; turbulence
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  1. Violent motion; turbulence
  2. A condition of turbulent motion.
  3. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
The condition of being disturbed:
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  1. The condition of being disturbed:
  2. A variation in normal wind conditions.
  3. A disturbing or being disturbed
Anything helter-skelter
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  1. Anything helter-skelter
  2. Turmoil; confusion.
A slight movement:
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  1. A slight movement:
  2. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
  3. Movement; activity; agitation
Noisy commotion, as of a crowd; uproar
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  1. Noisy commotion, as of a crowd; uproar
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
Violent, irregular motion or swirling agitation of water, air, gas, etc.
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  1. Violent, irregular motion or swirling agitation of water, air, gas, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) Specifically, a state of agitation or disturbance in the air which is disruptive to an aircraft.
  3. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
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  1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  2. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  3. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
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  1. Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
  2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  3. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
(Aeron.) A pilot-controlled airfoil; esp., a section hinged to the trailing edge of a wing between the aileron and the fuselage, usually used to increase lift or drag
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  1. (Aeron.) A pilot-controlled airfoil; esp., a section hinged to the trailing edge of a wing between the aileron and the fuselage, usually used to increase lift or drag
  2. A projecting or hanging piece usually attached to something on one side and often intended to protect or cover:
  3. (Linguistics) A sound articulated by a single, quick touch of the tongue against the teeth or alveolar ridge, as (t) in water.
A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
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  1. A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
  2. An excited reaction; a commotion or fuss.
  3. A commotion; stir; fuss
Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
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  1. Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
  2. A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
A subject or cause for complaining; grievance
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  1. A subject or cause for complaining; grievance
  2. An illness; ailment
  3. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
A condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful.
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  1. A condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful.
  2. An abnormal condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, inflammation, environmental factors, or genetic defect, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs, symptoms, or both.
  3. A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
Something that causes suffering; trouble:
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  1. Something that causes suffering; trouble:
  2. Evil, wrongdoing, or harm:
  3. Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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  1. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
  2. The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease
  3. A disease.
A bodily ailment or weakness:
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  1. A bodily ailment or weakness:
  2. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age.
  3. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty:
An unwholesome condition:
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  1. An unwholesome condition:
  2. A disease; illness; sickness
Nausea
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  1. Nausea
  2. The condition of being sick or diseased; illness
  3. A malady or disease
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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  1. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
  2. A disease.
  3. The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease
  1. A bad mood or disposition
  2. A mild illness, the state of being indisposed
  3. A slight illness
The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty:
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  1. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty:
  2. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age.
  3. A bodily ailment or weakness:
Nausea
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  1. Nausea
  2. A malady or disease
  3. The condition of being sick; illness.
To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
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  1. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
  2. To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
  3. To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
  1. To undo the arrangement of; to disorder; to derange.
  2. To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
  3. To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
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  1. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
  2. To throw into disorder or confusion; upset
  3. To throw into confusion; upset.
To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
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  1. To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
  2. To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
  3. To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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  1. To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
  2. To break apart; split up; rend asunder
  3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
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  1. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To be mixed in a confused way:
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  1. To be mixed in a confused way:
  2. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
  3. To muddle; confuse:
(Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
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  1. (Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
  2. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  3. To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
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  1. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  2. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To come down in ruins; collapse
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  1. To come down in ruins; collapse
  2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  3. To move, go, issue, etc. in a hasty, awkward, or disorderly manner
To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
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  1. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  2. To bring into disorder or disarray
  3. To become unsettled
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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  1. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
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  1. To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To be mixed in a confused way:
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  1. To be mixed in a confused way:
  2. To confuse mentally
  3. To muddle; confuse:
(Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
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  1. (Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
  2. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  3. To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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  1. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  2. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
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  1. To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
  2. (Football) To run around with the ball behind the line of scrimmage in order to avoid being tackled while searching for an open receiver.
  3. To order or get (military aircraft) into the air quickly
To become tangled or confused.
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  1. To become tangled or confused.
  2. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  3. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
To make confused or chaotic.
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  1. To make confused or chaotic.
  2. To throw into confusion
  1. To undo the arrangement of; to disorder; to derange.
  2. To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
  3. To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
To throw into disorder.
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  1. To throw into disorder.
  2. To cause the hair or clothes of (a person) to become thus disarranged
  3. To loosen and let fall (hair or clothing) in disarray.
To make disorderly or dirty:
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  1. To make disorderly or dirty:
  2. To take a meal in a military mess.
  3. To eat as one of a mess
To rumple, tousle or make (something) untidy
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To become wrinkled or creased.
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  1. To become wrinkled or creased.
  2. To make or become disheveled or tousled
  3. To make wrinkled, particularly of fabric.
To disarrange or rumple; dishevel.
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  1. To disarrange or rumple; dishevel.
  2. To disorder, dishevel, muss, rumple, etc.
  3. To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse; to muss.
To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
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  1. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
  2. To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
  3. To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
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  1. To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
  2. To get by buying and selling:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  3. To bring into disorder or disarray
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
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