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When you lie or manipulate someone, and make them feel crazy for reacting how they react & make them believe their gut isn’t true. You make them feel like their over reacting once you get them angry, or You get them mad and then make them feel crazy for being mad. Basically When you Manipulate events and situations to make the victim feel crazy, and switch the blame.
I was mad at him and he gaslighted me and turned the situation around on me and made me feel like my feelings weren’t true And me being mad was wrong !
by LilLit1233 August 29, 2020
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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When you use words to manipulate and trick people into thinking what they know is true is incorrect. The gaslighter uses tactics to make the listener selfdoubt and feel in the wrong. Often used by repeat offenders.
Kevin often gaslights his "friends"
by Loliking911 February 05, 2021
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A gas powered light. What? Did you think it was something to do with manipulation? That's crazy. Are you crazy?
by Cheeseloaf776 October 06, 2019
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To manipulate events and situations in order to make a person believe that he or she is crazy.

From the 1944 movie with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman.
He kept stealing her keys and putting them in the freezer in order to gaslight her.
by wolfie toutomoutochan February 11, 2005
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"Those thugs are trying to gaslight the count" (Capt. Binghamton; Season 4, Episode 29 of "McHale's Navy").
by OED-hamlet January 09, 2013
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When you fart into a lit match and it explodes
I had like 4 bowls of chili at Rick's Superbowl party. The resulting fart was brilliant, as was the size of the flame it produced. A proper halftime gaslighting.
by SnowmansChance December 25, 2019
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