fluster fluster  /f ˈlə stər/


  1. (n) a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
  2. (v) be flustered; behave in a confused manner
  3. (v) cause to be nervous or upset


  1. Didn't once fluster Obama, though he did lay down the foundation he needs to try to mount a comeback by sowing doubts about the Democrat.
  2. It has already endured a rite of passage over the past few months, as the global financial crisis battered European markets yet failed to fluster the euro.
  3. While Medvedev may in part have been testing whether he can fluster Obama, he's more interested in probing the Democrat's ambiguous position on missile defense.


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  1. "He was pretty frustrated," Miami defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday said. "We saw him yelling at his linemen. It was a little bit uncharacteristic of Brady - he's usually so cool and calm in the pocket. But we were able to fluster him a little...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Vonnie Holliday Source: Forbes

  2. "I had last game where I was up to like, 94 [miles per hour], maybe even hit 95, and then today, where my fastball got as low as 87," Lincecum said. "So those kinds of things kind of fluster me. But I say I always go back to the chalkboard in...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Tim Lincecum Source: TSN

  3. "The biggest thing was, playing in an atmosphere with a little bit of a crowd," Rodriguez said. "Was it going to fluster him? Was he focused? There was maybe a time or two his eyes could've been in a different direction, but for the most...
    on Apr 11, 2009 By: Rich Rodriguez Source: Chicago Tribune

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