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agitate or upset somebody

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fluster - upset

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To ‘fluster’ somebody is to make them anxious and confused, typically by interrupting or hurrying them when they are trying to do something. It can cause people to panic, lose concentration, and make mistakes, so it is of great benefit to be able to maintain your composure and not get flustered, especially in a professional environment.

Synonyms agitate
Antonyms codify

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  1. I know the deadline is looming, but if you fluster me I will never get this task done on time!

  2. The boss repeatedly looked over my shoulder as I was working. It made me so flustered that I kept making mistakes.

  3. Brenda is an asset to this company because she’s great in high-pressure situations. Nothing seems to fluster her.

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