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Meaning of BOGGLE

Pronunciation:  'bâgul

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
             Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose.
    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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