Definition of confound verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    confound

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kənˈfaʊnd//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they confound
     
    he / she / it confounds
     
    past simple confounded
     
    -ing form confounding
     
     
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  1. 1confound somebody to confuse and surprise someone synonym baffle The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists.
  2. 2confound somebody/something to prove someone or something wrong to confound expectations She confounded her critics and proved she could do the job.
  3. 3confound somebody (old-fashioned) to defeat an enemy
  4. Idioms
    confound it/you!(old-fashioned)
     
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    used to show that you are angry about something/with someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: confound