HyperDic: baffle

English > 4 senses of the word baffle:
VERBcognitionbaffle, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
socialbaffle, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
changebaffle, regulatecheck the emission of (sound)
NOUNartifactbaffle, baffle boarda flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
baffle > pronunciation
Soundsbae'fahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > baffle: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy.
Synonymbaffle board
Narrowerdiffuser, diffusorbaffle that distributes sound waves evenly
BroaderplateA sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Spanishbafle, deflector, tornavoz
Catalandeflector
Verbsbafflecheck the emission of (sound)
English > baffle: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will baffle him; The good news will baffle her; The performance is likely to baffle Sue
Synonymsperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar
Nounsbafflementconfusion resulting from failure to understand
English > baffle: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
English > baffle: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningcheck the emission of (sound) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymregulate
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishregular
Catalanregular
Nounsbafflea flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

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