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Definition of baffle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they baffle
    he / she / it baffles
    past simple baffled
    -ing form baffling
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  1. to confuse someone completely; to be too difficult or strange for someone to understand or explain baffle somebody His behavior baffles me. be baffled (as to) why, how, where, etc… I'm baffled as to why she hasn't called. I'm baffled why she hasn't called.
    noun [uncountable] His reaction was one of bafflement.
    adjective Some of the country's customs are baffling to outsiders.
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