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befuddle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
2: make stupid with alcohol [syn: befuddle, fuddle]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1832 1. to muddle or stupefy with or as if with drink 2. confuse, perplex befuddlement noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 make drunk. 2 confuse. Derivatives: befuddlement n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Befuddle Be*fud"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befuddled] To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(befuddles, befuddling, befuddled) If something befuddles you, it confuses your mind or thoughts. ...problems that are befuddling them. = confuse VERB: V n befuddled ...his befuddled manner. ...befuddled with drink. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

addle, addle the wits, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, bemuse, besot, bewilder, bother, bug, cloud, confuse, daze, dazzle, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, disorient, distract, disturb, embarrass, entangle, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle, fuss, inebriate, intoxicate, maze, mist, mix up, moider, muddle, perplex, perturb, pother, put out, raise hell, rattle, ruffle, throw into confusion, throw off, unsettle, upset




 


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