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English verb: stupefy

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


Synonymsbesot


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.


Synonymsstun


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


Broader (hypernym)immobilise, immobilize









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