throw off

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throw off

  1. (idiomatic) To confuse; especially, to lose a pursuer.
    I never saw her without glasses before, so it threw me off when she got contact lenses.
  2. (idiomatic) To introduce errors or inaccuracies; to skew.
    The dirt in the apparatus threw off the results.

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