verb bog·gle \ˈbä-gəl\

: 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)

bog·gledbog·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of BOGGLE

intransitive verb
:  to start with fright or amazement :  be overwhelmed <the mind boggles at the research needed>
:  to hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruples
transitive verb
:  to overwhelm with wonder or bewilderment <boggle the mind>
boggle noun

Examples of BOGGLE

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

Origin of BOGGLE

perhaps from bogle
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with BOGGLE


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