- dis·com·bob·u·la·tion [dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-ley-shuhn], /ˌdɪs kəmˌbɒb yəˈleɪ ʃən/, noun
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How to use discombobulate in a sentence
By celebrating and rearranging furniture, the revelers discombobulate the deceased so they don’t want to stay, ensuring the spirit crosses over.
Using their antennae, assassin bugs tap spiders, which appears to discombobulate the arachnids long enough to let the bugs make a toxic strike, researchers report September 29 in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.Assassin bugs tap spiders to distract them before a lethal strike | Jake Buehler | October 28, 2021 | Science News
Yet as Tampa Bay discombobulated Kansas City in a 31-9 victory, the greatest statement wasn’t what Brady proved to his former team or anyone else wondering whether he still had it at age 43.Tom Brady, the one-man dynasty, was Tampa Bay’s perfect missing piece | Jerry Brewer | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
A personal assault by you on me will wake these people up and discombobulate Goldsmith.A House-Boat on the Styx | John Kendrick Bangs
They may copy my style till all's blue, but they won't discombobulate me.
British Dictionary definitions for discombobulate
(tr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to throw into confusion
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