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- (transitive, humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
- 1999 December 13, Anthony Tommasini, “MUSIC REVIEW; Plenty Of Zigzags, But Hold The Angst”, in The New York Times, page E3:
- The notes zigzag in his pieces and discombobulate the ear, just as in 12-tone works.
- 2009 December 25, Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, and Simon Kinberg, Sherlock Holmes, spoken by Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), 17:18 from the start:
- First, distract target. Then block his blind jab. Counter with cross to left cheek. Discombobulate. Dazed, he'll attempt wild haymaker. Employ elbow block.