boggle

verb bog·gle \ ˈbä-gəl \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of boggle

boggled; boggling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 : to start with fright or amazement : be overwhelmed
  • the mind boggles at the research needed
2 : to hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruples
transitive verb
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

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Origin and Etymology of boggle

perhaps from bogle



BOGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

boggle

verb

Definition of boggle for English Language Learners

  • : 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)



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