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baffle

 
Noun baffle has 1 sense
  1. baffle, baffle board - a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    --1 is a kind of plate
    --1 has particulars: diffuser, diffusor
    Derived form: verb baffle3
Verb baffle has 3 senses
  1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
    --1 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Derived form: noun bafflement1
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will baffle him
    The good news will baffle her
    The performance is likely to baffle Sue
  2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    --2 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
    --3 is one way to restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Derived form: noun baffle1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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