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Baffle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Baffle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Baffle [ n.]
- A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.
2 . Baffle [ v. i.]
- To practice deceit.
- To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.
3 . Baffle [ v. t.]
- To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
- To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
- To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.

Meaning of 'Baffle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . baffle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be a mystery or bewildering to
Example in sentence:
  • a vexing problem;
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!;
  • This beats me!;
  • This question really stuck me
Meaning (2):
- hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example in sentence:
  • foil your opponent;
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge