put (someone) off his/her stride

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Definition of put (someone) off his/her stride

chiefly British
: to cause (someone) to be unable to continue walking or running steadily Another runner bumped into him and put him off his stride. often used figuratively He was working steadily until an interruption put him off his stride.

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“Put (someone) off his/her stride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%29%20off%20his%2Fher%20stride. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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