English verb: befuddle
|1.||befuddle (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly|
|Samples||These questions confuse even the experts.|
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.
|Synonyms||bedevil, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Verb group||confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off|
|2.||befuddle (consumption) make stupid with alcohol|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||inebriate, intoxicate, soak|