Boggle vs Baffles - What's the difference?

boggle | baffles |


As a verb boggle

is to be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.

As a noun baffles is

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boggle

English

Verb

(boggl)
  • To be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.
  • He boggled at the surprising news.
    The mind boggles .
  • * Barrow
  • Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose.
  • * Glanvill
  • We start and boggle at every unusual appearance.
  • To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
  • The vastness of space really boggles the mind.
    The oddities of quantum mechanics can boggle the minds of students and experienced physicists alike.
  • (US, dialect) To embarrass with difficulties; to bungle or botch.
  • (obsolete) To play fast and loose; to dissemble.
  • (Howell)

    Derived terms

    * mindboggling

    baffles

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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