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Definition of puzzle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    puzzle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpʌzl//
     
    puzzle somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they puzzle
     
    he / she / it puzzles
     
    past simple puzzled
     
    -ing form puzzling
     
     
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  1. 1to make someone feel confused because they do not understand something synonym baffle
  2. 2 What puzzles me is why he left the country without telling anyone.
  3. NAmE//ˈpʌzlɪŋ//
     
    adjective one of the most puzzling aspects of the crime
  4. Phrasal Verbspuzzle somethingoutpuzzle over/about something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: puzzle