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Definition of riddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] riddle somebody/something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they riddle
he / she / it riddles
past simple riddled
-ing form riddling
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  • to make a lot of holes in someone or something The car was riddled with bullets. a bullet-riddled car
  • Idioms
    be riddled with something
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    to be full of something, especially something bad or unpleasant His body was riddled with cancer. Her typing was slow and riddled with mistakes. The woods are riddled with rabbit holes.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: riddle

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