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A troublesome situation
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  1. A troublesome situation
  2. An argument or a fight.
  3. Trouble; bother.
Mental confusion
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  1. Mental confusion
  2. A state of mental confusion.
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. (Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
  3. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
(Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
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  1. (Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
  2. A badly patched place or part
  3. A ruined or defective piece of work:
A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
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  1. A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
  2. A disastrous mistake.
  3. (Informal) A mix-up; botch; mess
A group of people, usually soldiers or sailors, who regularly eat meals together.
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  1. A group of people, usually soldiers or sailors, who regularly eat meals together.
  2. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
  3. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
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 scene or condition of great devastation.
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  1. A scene or condition of great devastation.
  2. A scene or condition of complete disorder or ruin:
  3. Great clutter or jumble; a total mess:
A reworking or restatement of already familiar material.
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  1. A reworking or restatement of already familiar material.
  2. A confused mess.
  3. A hodgepodge; muddle; mess
One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
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  1. One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
  2. A blunder; a mess:
(Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
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  1. (Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
  2. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
  3. Extreme confusion or disorder
  1. A confused disordered jumble of things.
  2. A confused noise; a clatter.
  3. A number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
The state or quality of being confused
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  1. The state or quality of being confused
State of disorder
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  1. State of disorder
  2. A confusing or being confused
  3. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
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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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
A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
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  1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
  2. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
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 confused or disordered mass:
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  1. A confused or disordered mass:
  2. A confused mixture or heap
  3. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
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  1. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
  2. One that is in such a condition:
  3. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
  1. A mix, blend, or variety.
  2. A case of confusion.
  3. A condition or instance of confusion; tangle
A state of mental confusion.
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  1. A state of mental confusion.
  2. Mental confusion
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
  1. A disorderly mess
  2. A state of disorder; a mess.
  3. (Informal) A mess; disorder
A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
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  1. A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
  2. An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
  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. A confused heap
  3. Disorder; confusion
To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
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  1. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
To throw into confusion or disarray.
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  1. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
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  1. To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
  2. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
  3. To confuse mentally
  1. To damage; injure.
  2. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  3. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
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 put into a state of confusion; confuse:
To cause (aircraft) to take off as fast as possible, as to intercept enemy aircraft.
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  1. To cause (aircraft) to take off as fast as possible, as to intercept enemy aircraft.
  2. To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
  3. (Football) To maneuver about in the backfield while seeking an open receiver to whom to pass the ball; also, to run with the ball if unable to find a receiver
To utter or give vent to with a snarl
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  1. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  2. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
  3. To become tangled or confused.
To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
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  1. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
  2. To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt
  3. To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
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  1. To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
  2. To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
  3. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
To repair or patch clumsily
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  1. To repair or patch clumsily
  2. To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle
  3. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude:
To do or make things badly or clumsily
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  1. To do or make things badly or clumsily
  2. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
  3. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To touch or handle nervously or idly:
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  1. To touch or handle nervously or idly:
  2. To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
  3. To search (for a thing) by feeling about awkwardly with the hands; grope clumsily
(Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
  2. To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
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  1. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  2. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
  3. (Intransitive) To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.
To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
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  1. To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
  2. To deal with clumsily or inefficiently; mismanage:
  3. To handle badly, causing physical injury.
To manage badly or carelessly.
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  1. To manage badly or carelessly.
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 put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To do (something) badly or awkwardly
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  1. To do (something) badly or awkwardly
  2. To perform or handle clumsily or ineptly; bungle.
  3. To perform a task clumsily or ineptly.
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
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  1. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
To ruin unintentionally.
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  1. To ruin unintentionally.
  2. (Intransitive) To clown around; to have fun, often at the expense of others.
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
(Slang) To make a mistake.
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  1. (Slang) To make a mistake.
  2. (Slang) To introduce problems to or damage through incompetence.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
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