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Definition of boggle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] boggle (at something) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boggle
he / she / it boggles
past simple boggled
-ing form boggling
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  • to be slow to do or accept something because you are surprised or shocked by it Even I boggle at the idea of spending so much money.
  • Idioms
    something boggles the mind (also the mind boggles) (informal)
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    if something boggles the mind or the mind boggles at it, it is so unusual that people find it hard to imagine or accept The vastness of space really boggles the mind. “He says he's married to his cats!” “The mind boggles!” compare mind-boggling
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