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What does "Baffle" mean?


(n.) A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture (v. i.) To practice deceit (v. i.) To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds (v. t.) To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight (v. t.) To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart (v. t.) To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil

Synonyms beat, get, cross, spoil, thwart, foil, queer, puzzle, gravel, regulate, perplex, flummox, amaze, scotch, bewilder, bilk, trounce, nonplus, frustrate, stupefy, mystify, dumbfound, stupify, baffle board

Word Family baffled, bafflement, baffler, bafflers, baffles, baffling