connect for him

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https://www.readersdigest.in/true-stories/story-footprints-in-the-snow-125156

The following is from Paragraph 19.

"Nothing. His skin was pale and waxy, and he had a glazed look on his face. It was obvious that nothing was connecting for him. He was hypothermic and in really big trouble. Winds were blowing steadily at 80 kph, the temperature was −2.70C, and the ice pellets continued their relentless assault on Bales and the man who was now her patient."

What does "connect for him" mean? I only know that connect is collocated with " with" or "to".

Thanks for your help!

Jason
 

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The underlined phrase refers to his lack of awareness of what's going on around him. His mind, as well as his body, is beginning to shut down. This is evident from the glazed look in his eyes.
 

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The underlined phrase refers to his lack of awareness of what's going on around him. His mind, as well as his body, is beginning to shut down. This is evident from the glazed look in his eyes.

Thanks, but is "connect for him" grammatically correct?

Jason
 

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Yes, it's perfectly grammatical. The sense is not that there's no connection to him. The idea is loosely that his thoughts are not connecting to each other. His mind is not working properly for him.
 
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