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What does "Baffle" mean?

Definition

(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