[ UK /dɪɹˈe‍ɪnd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /dɪˈɹeɪndʒ/ ]
  1. derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
    The death of his parents unbalanced him
  2. throw into great confusion or disorder
    Fundamentalists threaten to perturb the social order
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How To Use derange In A Sentence

  • The Latin American brotherhood was a pretty awful in general, coming out of some deranged ideas of Simon Bolivar, and it was an extraordinarily awful thing during the Cold War. Matthew Yglesias » Carter on Gaza
  • A steady stream of self-released mix tapes and videos - all adhering to the group's cartoonishly horrifying aesthetic, all a bit more deranged than the rest - increased the buzz and kept the conversation going. In concert: OFWGKTA at U Street Music Hall
  • The selections this week include reflections on the Meath bus crash, Conor Lenihan as a kebab chef, a Star Wars horoscope, cyberstalking, and deranged art.
  • He also sends his friend Dr. Lefebre, an observant alienist, to check on the emotional well being of the distraught Lucy whose aunts insist she is deranged. A Mortal Curiosity-Ann Granger « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews
  • Critics and fellow writers admired them, but grew increasingly weary with the deranged self-consciousness of it all. Times, Sunday Times
  • Stem cell technology may produce cures for Alzheimer's disease; vascular growth factors may enable the body to produce its own cardiac bypasses; and the elimination of metabolic derangements may cure phenylketonuria and diabetes.
  • However, there is a distinct possibility that I am slightly deranged, so it could just be me that looks at life that way.
  • She was known for choosing the most difficult assignments, caring for the terminally ill and even the deranged patients that often were brought in straitjackets.
  • The boy was from a good family but he was deranged in some way: he wouldn't eat, he quarrelled with everyone, and he refused to go out to work.
  • It's just a phenomenal portrait of a deranged mind. Times, Sunday Times
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