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English noun: fuddle

1. fuddle (state) a confused multitude of things

Synonymsclutter, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter

Broader (hypernym)disorder, disorderliness

Narrower (hyponym)rummage

English verb: fuddle

1. fuddle (consumption) make stupid with alcohol


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inebriate, intoxicate, soak

2. fuddle (consumption) consume alcohol

SamplesWe were up drinking all night.

Synonymsbooze, drink

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Narrower (hyponym)bar hop, bib, carry, claret, hit it up, hold, inebriate, port, pub-crawl, soak, souse, tank, tipple, wine

Verb groupdrink, tope

3. fuddle (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, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, 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

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