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English definition of “put sb off their stride/stroke”

put sb off their stride/stroke

mainly UK
to take someone's attention away from something they are doing for a short time , making it more difficult to do: The slightest noise puts him off his stride when he's performing .Creating a distraction
(Definition of put sb off their stride/stroke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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