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English verb: boggle

1. boggle (motion) startle with amazement or fear

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)jump, start, startle

2. boggle (stative) hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hesitate, waffle, waver

3. boggle (cognition) overcome with amazement

SamplesThis boggles the mind!.

ExamplesThe bad news will boggle him, The good news will boggle her, The performance is likely to boggle Sue

Synonymsbowl over, flabbergast

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)surprise

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