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discombobulate

(dɪskəmˈbɑbjəlet)
tv. to confuse or perplex someone. That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.

discombobulated

and discomboobulated (dɪskəmˈbɑbjəledəd and dɪskəmˈbubjəledəd)
1. mod. confused. I get completely discombobulated when I think of figures that big.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. From the way she is walking, I’d say she is discombobulated.
See also: discombobulate
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To Be the Poet delightfully discombobulates the well-intentioned genre police by combining anecdotes, drawings, marginalia, asides on Chinese poetics, formalist commentary, and (as always) ghosts and stories.
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Just as a successful blitz discombobulates an offense or creates a game-changing turnover, a failed blitz can be disastrous for the defense.