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: to disturb the operation or functions of
deranged by even the slightest damage
hatless, with tie deranged— G. W. Stonier
: to make mentally unsound or insane
stalked by a deranged fan
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confuse, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disjoint, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, hash, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, muss, rumple, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, upset
arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy
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1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1
French déranger, from Old French desrengier, from des- de- + reng line, row — more at rank entry 1
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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