war

war
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tanglemuddle, confusion
voorbeelden:
1   het garen is in de war the string is in a knot/tangle
     in de war zijn be confused
     〈eufemistisch〉 hij is een beetje in de war he is not all there
     iemand in de war brengen confuse someone; 〈in verlegenheid brengen ook〉 embarrass someone
     plannen in de war sturen upset/foul up someone's plans
     de organisatie liep in de war the organization went off the rails
     mijn spijsvertering is in de war I've got indigestion/stomach trouble
     iemands haar in de war maken tousle/ruffle someone's hair
     iets grondig in de war sturen play havoc among/with something
     het weer stuurde onze plannen helemaal in de war 〈ook〉 the weather made nonsense of our plans
     alles in de war gooien turn everything topsy-turvy
     iets uit de war halen disentangle/untangle something

Van Dale Handwoordenboek Nederlands-Engels. 2015.

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