put (someone) off his/her stride

idiom

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.

Dictionary Entries Near put (someone) off his/her stride

Cite this Entry

“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 25 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!