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English verb: stupefy

1. stupefy (perception) make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation


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

Broader (hypernym)desensitise, desensitize

2. stupefy (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to

SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.

ExamplesThe bad news will stupefy him, The good news will stupefy her

Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, vex

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump

3. stupefy (change) make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

SamplesStun fish.


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

Broader (hypernym)immobilise, immobilize

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