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boggle

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verb bog·gle \ˈbä-gəl\

Simple Definition of boggle

  • : to be unable to think clearly : to be amazed or overwhelmed

  • : to make (the mind) unable to think clearly : to amaze or overwhelm (the mind)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boggle

boggled

boggling

play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to start with fright or amazement :  be overwhelmed <the mind boggles at the research needed>

  3. 2 :  to hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruples

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  mishandle, bungle

  6. 2 :  to overwhelm with wonder or bewilderment <boggle the mind>

boggle

noun

Examples of boggle in a sentence

  1. <she boggled her first effort to make Christmas cookies>



Origin and Etymology of boggle

perhaps from bogle


First Known Use: 1598




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