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English definition of “put sth out of joint”

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put sth out of joint

to prevent a plan from working correctly: Our whole schedule was put out of joint by the designs arriving a week late.
Translations of “put sth out of joint”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使混亂, 使無秩序…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使混乱, 使无秩序…
(Definition of put sth out of joint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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