Definition of 'baffle'
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But completely baffling if you grew up with rationing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He looks baffled, perhaps slightly flattered. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Police are baffled but some suggest a racial motivation. The Sun (2011)The study concluded that schemes with the highest fees often have baffling charging structures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The few known facts added up to a baffling puzzle that invited colourful explanations. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)Yet they are completely baffled as to how they did it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Californians are regularly called upon to vote on a baffling array of issues. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Can it still baffle and intrigue today? Times, Sunday Times (2014)King was proud of his success but slightly baffled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is all completely baffling to the international mind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But many families will still be baffled by the sheer complexity of the care system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Most of us find this association completely baffling. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Police are baffled by the sudden appearance of a portable lavatory in the middle of a busy street. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Police are baffled by the killing. The Sun (2011)As well as obscene and disgusting, it is utterly baffling. The Sun (2014)Mr. Saunders went from looking puzzled to looking baffled. CHARMED LIFE (1977)This is the day when slightly baffled pale southerners join forces with their boisterous orange friends from the north in a national celebration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Maybe they might now address some of life's other baffling puzzles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If there is something truly baffling about the results to any question, you may want to talk it over with an elder you trust. Christianity Today (2000)IT'S the top-secret code which has baffled and bewildered England managers for decades. The Sun (2012)But, throw some big numbers at us and we are left baffled, bewildered or just bored. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She shook her head, baffled that something happening in France could have the effect of taking away her wages. Burning Bright (2007)In the following weeks and months I was constantly ill, with a baffling array of symptoms. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)They buy a thing that is plainly too big for a pocket and are bewildered, baffled, betrayed and vengeful when the pocket fights back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'baffle'
British English: baffle VERB
If something baffles you, you cannot understand it or explain it.
That decision completely baffled me.
Definition of baffle from the Collins English Dictionary
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