throw (someone) for a loop

Definition of throw (someone) for a loop

US, informal

  1. :  to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked The news of her death really threw me for a loop. His parents were thrown for a loop when he quit college.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  loophole

  1. :  a curving or doubling of a line so as to form a closed or partly open curve within itself through which another line can be passed or into which a hook may be hooked

    :  such a fold of cord or ribbon serving as an ornament

    :  something shaped like or suggestive of a loop

  1. :  to make or form a loop

    :  to execute a loop in an airplane

    :  to move in loops or in an arc

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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