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bog·gle

boggle

 
pronunciation:
ba gl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boggled, boggles, boggling
definition 1: to overcome with the complexity or difficulty of something.
Trying to picture the size of the universe boggles the mind.
definition 2: to do ineffectually or awkwardly; botch.
similar words:
muddle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to waver in indecision; hesitate.
similar words:
halt, hesitate
definition 2: to do something ineffectually and awkwardly.
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