put (someone) off his/her stroke

idiom

Definition of put (someone) off his/her stroke

British
: to cause someone to hesitate or be confused
  • The last-minute change of plans put me off my stroke.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she

stroke play
  1. : to rub gently in one direction

  2. : to flatter or pay attention to in a manner designed to reassure or persuade

  1. : the act of striking

  2. : a single unbroken movement

  3. : a controlled swing intended to hit a ball or shuttlecock

  1. : to mark with a short line

  2. : to cancel by drawing a line through

  3. : to set the stroke for (a rowing crew)


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