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Another word for baffle

  1. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
      2. To travel about, making political speeches
      3. To go about making political speeches.
      1. To carry or conduct across something:
      2. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      3. To make or put a line across:
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
      1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
      2. To block; impede
      3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
      2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
      3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
      1. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
      2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
      3. (Hunting) To make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers
      1. To bring to nothing; frustrate
      2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      3. To make (an estate, for example) void; annul.
      1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
      2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
      3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
      2. (Obs.) To make balks in (land)
      3. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.

Another word for baffle

  1. To confuse

      1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
      2. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
      3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
      1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
      2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
      3. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
      1. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
      2. To make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant; confuse; puzzle
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  2. To hinder

      1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
      1. To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual:
      2. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
      3. (Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
      1. To cut off from being seen; block (the view)
      2. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
      3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
      1. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
      2. To stamp with a block
      3. (Sports) To block an opponent