1. [ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to
Synonyms: puzzle bewilder amaze mystify stupefy nonplus stick stupify gravel beat get dumbfound pose trounce flummox vex perplex

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

Related terms: confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle
2. [ verb ] check the emission of (sound)
Synonyms: regulate
Related terms: restrict
3. [ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms: frustrate thwart foil cross bilk scotch spoil queer

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

Related terms: prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross
4. [ noun ] a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
Synonyms: baffle_board
Related terms: plate diffuser
Similar spelling:   bauble