throw into confusion

throw into confusion
index agitate (perturb), confound, confuse (bewilder), confuse (create disorder), discompose, disconcert, dislocate, disorganize, disorient, misdirect, muddle, obfuscate, perturb

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  • throw into confusion — cause chaos, cause disorder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • throw into — phr verb Throw into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑armchair, ↑bin, ↑confusion, ↑disarray, ↑disorder, ↑doubt, ↑frenzy, ↑jail, ↑panic, ↑prison, ↑recession, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • confusion — n. 1) to cause, create confusion 2) to clear up confusion 3) confusion arises; reigns 4) to throw into confusion (their unexpected arrival threw our plans into confusion) 5) complete, general, utter confusion 6) a scene; state of confusion (it… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • throw — Synonyms and related words: abandon, addle, agitate, amaze, apply, assume, baffle, bake, bamboozle, be confined, be sick, bear, bear a child, bear young, beat, bend, bewilder, blow, blow down, blow over, boggle, bounce, bowl, bowl down, bowl over …   Moby Thesaurus

  • throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …   English World dictionary

  • throw — throw1 W1S1 [θrəu US θrou] v past tense threw [θru:] past participle thrown [θrəun US θroun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(throw a ball/stone etc)¦ 2¦(put something carelessly)¦ 3¦(push roughly/violently)¦ 4¦(make somebody fall)¦ 5¦(move hands/head etc)¦ 6¦(confuse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — 1 verb past threw past participle thrown 1 THROW A BALL/STONE ETC (I, T) to make an object such as a ball move quickly through the air by moving your hand quickly: throw sth at/to/towards etc: Someone threw a stone at the car. | Cromartie throws… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — throw1 [ θrou ] (past tense threw [ θru ] ; past participle thrown [ θroun ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 send object through air ▸ 2 put quickly & carelessly ▸ 3 move (someone/something) suddenly ▸ 4 be forced to go to place ▸ 5 look etc. in direction ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throw — [[t]θro͟ʊ[/t]] ♦♦ throws, throwing, threw, thrown 1) VERB When you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand or arm quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air. [V n prep/adv] He spent hours throwing a tennis …   English dictionary

  • throw — I UK [θrəʊ] / US [θroʊ] verb Word forms throw : present tense I/you/we/they throw he/she/it throws present participle throwing past tense threw UK [θruː] / US [θru] past participle thrown UK [θrəʊn] / US [θroʊn] *** 1) [intransitive/transitive]… …   English dictionary