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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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