Definition of bewilder verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bewilder

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bewilder
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldər//
 
he / she / it bewilders
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldərz//
 
past simple bewildered
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldərd//
 
past participle bewildered
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldərd//
 
-ing form bewildering
BrE BrE//bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈwɪldərɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] bewilder somebody to confuse somebody She was totally bewildered by his sudden change of mood. His complete lack of interest in money bewilders his family. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from be- ‘thoroughly’ + obsolete wilder ‘lead or go astray’, of unknown origin.Extra examples He was rather bewildered at seeing her there. She packed her bags and left—leaving Matthew bewildered and confused. She was totally bewildered by his message. He turned around with a bewildered look on his face. She was totally bewildered by the whole affair. The cancellation of the tour left fans bewildered and disappointed.
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