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English definition of “put sb off their stride”

put sb off their stride

(UK also put sb off their stroke)
to take someone's attention away from what that person is doing, so that they stop doing it or do it wrong : He interrupted mid-speech and it put me off my stride .Creating a distraction
(Definition of put sb off their stride from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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