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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to lose orientation or direction.
  • v. To confuse or befuddle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To turn away from the east; to confuse as to which way is east; to cause to lose one's bearings.
  • transitive v. to cause (a person) to lose one's sense of direction; to cause to lose one's bearings or way.
  • transitive v. to cause one to lose one's sense of time or place, or of one's own personal identity.
  • transitive v. to confuse (a person) by changing or removing something which has served as a standard or guide to action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn from the east; throw out of direction with respect to the east.
  • To confuse as to direction in general; cause to lose one's bearings.
  • Figuratively, to cause to lose the knowledge of the direction in which the truth lies; cause to lose one's reckoning with respect to the truth: the east being taken metaphorically for the truth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to be lost or disoriented

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