boggle


boggle
boggle [bäg′əl]
vi.
boggled, boggling [< Scot bogle, specter; prob. < ME bugge, specter (as in BUGBEAR); now assoc. with BUNGLE]
1. to be startled or frightened (at); shy away
2. to hesitate (at); have scruples
3. to be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
vt.
1. to bungle or botch
2. to confuse or overwhelm (the mind, imagination, etc.)
n.
an act or instance of boggling

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