HyperDic: fuddle

English > 4 senses of the word fuddle:
NOUNstatefuddle, clutter, jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, smothera confused / confused multitude of things
VERBconsumptionfuddle, befuddlemake stupid with alcohol
consumptionfuddle, hit the bottle, drink, boozeconsume alcohol
cognitionfuddle, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulatebe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
English > fuddle: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA confused / confused multitude of things.
Synonymsclutter, jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, smother
NarrowerrummageA jumble of things to be given away
Broaderdisorderliness, disorderA condition in which things are not in their expected places
Spanishconfusión, desorden, mezcolanza, revoltijo
Catalanbarrejadissa, barrija-barreja, batibull, confusió, mescladissa
English > fuddle: 4 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningmake stupid with alcohol.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymbefuddle
Broaderintoxicate, soak, inebriatemake drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
Spanishatontar, aturdir, etilizar
English > fuddle: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningconsume alcohol.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymshit the bottle, drink, booze
Entailed bysober up, soberBecome sober after excessive alcohol consumption
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassailPropose a toast to
wine and dineEat sumptuously
Narrowercarry, holddrink alcohol without showing ill effects
claretdrink claret
portdrink port
pub-crawl, bar hopGo from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk
souse, soak, inebriate, hit it upBecome drunk or drink excessively
tankConsume excessive amounts of alcohol
tipple, bibdrink moderately but regularly
winedrink wine
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Similar todrink, topedrink excessive amounts of alcohol
Spanishbeber, emborracharse, soplar, tomar unas copas, tomar
Catalanbeure, prendre
English > fuddle: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "This question befuddled even the teacher"
Synonymsconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
Narrowerdemoralizeconfuse or put into disorder
disorient, disorientateCause to be lost or disoriented
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Spanishaturdir, confundir, dejar perplejo, desorientar, tirar
Catalanconfondre, deixar perplex, desconcertar, desorientar, embolicar, embrollar, ofuscar, tirar, torbar

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