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English verb: befuddle

1. befuddle (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly


SamplesThese questions confuse even the experts.
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.


Synonymsbedevil, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw


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


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex


Verb groupconfuse, disconcert, flurry, put off

2. befuddle (consumption) make stupid with alcohol


Synonymsfuddle


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)inebriate, intoxicate, soak









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