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English verb: discombobulate

1. discombobulate (emotion) cause to be confused emotionally

ExamplesThe bad news will discombobulate him, The good news will discombobulate her

Synonymsbemuse, bewilder, throw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

2. discombobulate (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

SamplesThese questions confuse even the experts.
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.

Synonymsbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle, throw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Verb groupconfuse, disconcert, flurry, put off

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