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- (transitive) To throw into disorder; upheave.
- (transitive) To disarrange or loosen (hair, clothing, etc.).
- 1785, William Cowper, The Garden
- Like the fair flower dishevell'd in the wind.
- 1964 April, G. Freeman Allen, “The BRB shows traders the Liner train prototypes”, in Modern Railways, page 262:
- [...] the natural finish seems much less likely to show up the stains of travel which might soon dishevel the golden ochre or dark blue—especially the latter—[...].
- (intransitive) To spread out in disorder.
throw into disorder
disarrange or loosen