throw into disorder


throw into disorder
index confuse (create disorder), disorganize, disorient

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  • throw into confusion — index agitate (perturb), confound, confuse (bewilder), confuse (create disorder), discompose …   Law 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

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

  • disorder — (v.) late 15c., from dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + the verb order (see ORDER (Cf. order)). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid 14c.), from O.Fr. desordainer, from M.L. disordinare throw into disorder, from L. ordinare to order, regulate (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • disorder — [dis ôr′dər] n. [prob. < Fr désordre] 1. a lack of order; confusion; jumble 2. a breach of public peace; riot 3. a disregard of system; irregularity 4. an upset of normal function; ailment vt. 1. to throw into disorder; disarrange …   English World dictionary

  • disorder — n 1. disorderliness, disarray, displacement, dislocation, disarrangement, disorganization; dishevelment, untidiness, clutter, mess, heap, huddle; hash, hodge podge, mishmash, jumble, scramble, tangle; mix up, snafu, Inf. foul up, Sl. ball up,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • disorder — n. lack of order 1) to throw into disorder 2) in disorder (to retreat in disorder) riot 3) violent disorders 4) disorders broke out ailment 5) a brain; circulatory; digestive, intestinal; mental; minor; neurotic; personality; respiratory disorder …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disorder — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of order Nouns 1. disorder, derangement; irregularity; misrule, anarchy, anarchism; untidiness, disunion; disquiet, discord; confusion, confusedness; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, mess, mishmash …   English dictionary for students

  • Disorder — Dis*or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disordering}.] 1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse. [1913 Webster] Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. Burke. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disorder — noun 1 untidy state; lack of order ADJECTIVE ▪ complete VERB + DISORDER ▪ throw sth into ▪ The country was thrown into disorder by the strikes. PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary