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Meaning of BOGGLE

Pronunciation:  'bâgul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!"
  2. [v]  hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear
  3. [v]  startle with amazement or fear
 

BOGGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bowl over, flabbergast
 
 See Also: hesitate, jump, start, startle, surprise, waffle, waver

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bog"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boggled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Boggling}.] [ See {Bogle}, n.]
    1. To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in
       doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take
       alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.
    
             We start and boggle at every unusual appearance.
                                                   --Glanvill.
    
             Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose.
                                                   --Barrow.
    
    2. To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
    
    3. To play fast and loose; to dissemble. --Howell.
    
    Syn: To doubt; hesitate; shrink; stickle; demur.
    
    
  2. \Bog"gle\, v. t.
    To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
    [Local, U. S.]
    
    
 
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