Meaning of “put sb off their stride” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb off their stride" in English

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put sb off their stride

UK also put sb off their stroke

to take someone's attention away from what they are doing, so that they stop doing it or do it wrong:

He interrupted mid-speech and it put me off my stride.

(Definition of “put sb off their stride” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)