boggle

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verb bog·gle \ˈbä-gəl\

Definition of boggle

boggled

boggling

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  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



BOGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

boggle

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verb bog·gle \ˈbä-gəl\

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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