befuddle

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verb be·fud·dle \ bi-ˈfə-dᵊl , bē- \

Definition of befuddle

transitive verb
1 :to muddle or stupefy with or as if with drink
  • befuddled with drink all the time.
  • —Ellen Glasgow
2 :confuse, perplex
  • a problem that still befuddles the experts

befuddlement

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of befuddle in a Sentence

  1. most of the applicants were befuddled by the wording of one of the questions on the driving test

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Origin and Etymology of befuddle


BEFUDDLE Defined for Kids

befuddle

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verb be·fud·dle \ bi-ˈfə-dᵊl \

Definition of befuddle for Students

befuddled; befuddling
:confuse 1 Your explanation befuddled me.


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