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ID #4117

confuse

v. to upset (the stomach): 1880 Straw­berries. . ."confused" his stomach (Ives 163). (Mayag.)

confuse up [confuse + mix up] phr. to confuse: 1940 He like to cuss people in language dey can't understan' an' confuse um all up (Dupuch 1).

confuse your head [Car.] phr. to upset a person's concentration, causing him to make mistakes: Don't make so much noise around me—you con­fusing my head (Nassau). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-01-27 01:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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