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fluster

[ fluhs-ter ]
/ ˈflʌs tər /
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verb (used with object)

to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
to excite and confuse with drink.

verb (used without object)

to become agitatedly confused.

noun

nervous excitement or confusion.

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Origin of fluster

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English flostren; cf. bluster, Old Norse flaustra “to hurry”
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British Dictionary definitions for fluster

fluster
/ (ˈflʌstə) /

verb

to make or become confused, nervous, or upset

noun

a state of confusion or agitation
C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flaustr to hurry, flaustra to bustle
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