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To make someone unable to concentrate or think clearly

discombobulate

verb

to make someone very confused

discombobulated

adjective

confuse

verb

to make someone feel that they do not understand something

distract

verb

to get someone’s attention and prevent them from concentrating on something

confound

verb

to make someone feel surprised or confused, especially by not behaving in the way they expect

preoccupy

verb

if something preoccupies you, you think about it a lot, or it uses a lot of your time

bewilder

verb

to make someone feel confused

divert

verb

to do something to take people’s attention away from something that you do not want them to concentrate on or notice

disorient

verb

to make someone confused about where they are or what direction they are moving in

bamboozle

verb

to trick someone or make them confused

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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