derange


de·range

transitive verb \di-ˈrānj\
de·rangedde·rang·ing

Definition of DERANGE

1
:  to disturb the operation or functions of
2
:  disarrange <hatless, with tie deranged — G. W. Stonier>
3
:  to make insane
de·range·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DERANGE

  1. <being stranded at night on a lonely road would derange anyone>
  2. <the storage room had all been deranged by the earthquake, and it took hours to sort out things>

Origin of DERANGE

French déranger, from Old French desrengier, from des- de- + reng line, row — more at rank
First Known Use: 1769

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