out of one's wits

Definition of out of one's wits


  1. —used for emphasis with verbs like scare and frighten I was scared out of my wits!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  know

    :  to come to know :  learn

  1. :  mind, memory

    :  reasoning power :  intelligence

    :  sense

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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