mindfuck

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mindfuck (plural mindfucks)

  1. (vulgar) Something that intentionally destabilizes, confuses or manipulates the mind of another person.
    • 2006, Ska Child, David Harris, Skavoovee, p. 106:
      The first four weeks of basic training were designed to be a total mindfuck. It started from the moment they stepped off the bus and were punished for not knowing how to stand at attention, even though they'd never been taught.
    • 2001, Mick Farren, Darklost, p. 311:
      It's a mindfuck. It's just lasers and shit, like the haunted house in Disneyland.
    • 1996, Christopher Kyle, the monogamist, p. 53:
      This is a total mindfuck. I guess you know we broke up.
    • 1968 Student Union for Peace Action, Our Generation, p. 66:
      The actual naked fact of Establishment power in the person of the police was a real mindfuck.

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mindfuck (third-person singular simple present mindfucks, present participle mindfucking, simple past and past participle mindfucked)

  1. (vulgar) To intentionally destabilize, confuse or manipulate the mind of another person.
    • 2007, Jackie Kessler, The Road to Hell‎, p. 67:
      I hated it when other entities mindfucked me.
    • 2003, Adam Gorightly et al., The Prankster and the Conspiracy, p. 136:
      In response to all of this Bavarian Illuminati paranoia, Kerry—in the midst of Garrison's probe — decided to mindfuck Garrison all the more by sending out suggesting that he (Kerry) was an agent of the Bavarian Illuminati.
    • 1974, Connie Brissenden, The Factory Lab Anthology‎, p. 10:
      Two young Canadians get mindfucked by a giant American, but they kill him in the end and then start in on each other.