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  1. 1
    not steady or upright, for example because more weight is on one side

    That wheel is off balance.

    throw/knock someone/something off balance:

    He kept pulling my arm, throwing me off balance.

  2. 2
    surprised, upset, or confused by something
    knock/catch someone off balance:

    I was thrown completely off balance by Anna’s reply.

    See also throw
 
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