Verb baffle Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


baffle (third-person singular simple present baffles, present participle baffling, simple past and past participle baffled)

  1. (obsolete) To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
  2. (obsolete) To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
  3. To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.
  4. (now rare) To foil; to thwart.
  5. (intransitive) To struggle in vain.

More definition: confuse, bewilder, or perplex, He was baffled by the technical language of the instructions. frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment. check or deflect the movement of (sound, light, fluids, etc.). equip with a baffle or baffles.

5.Obsolete. to cheat; trick. struggle ineffectually, as a ship in a gale.

7.something that balks, checks, or deflects. artificial obstruction for checking or deflecting the flow of gases (as in a boiler), sounds (as in the loudspeaker system of a radio or hi-fi set), light (as in a darkroom), etc.

9.any boxlike enclosure or flat panel for mounting a loudspeaker.


But the defects which had rendered him unable to baffle the intrigues of Walpole made him equally unable to contend with the Pelhams. His support of the king's policy was denounced as subservience to Hanover.

It lost at once the unity given to it by the efforts of the emperor to effect, and of the British government to baffle the passage of the Channel by an army.

In January 1891 Osman Digna showed signs of increased activity, and Colonel (afterwards Sir Charles) Holled Smith, then governor of the Red Sea littoral, attacked Handub successfully on the 27th and occupied it, then seized Trinkitat and Teb, and on the 19th of February fought the decisive action of Afafit, occupied Tokar, and drove Osman Digna back to Temrin with a loss of 700 men, including Baffle of all his chief amirs.

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