To envelop, enfold, entangle, or embarrass.
To make (something bad) worse:
(Intransitive) to be forced into some kind of situation
To make (one's way) in a tortuous manner:
Embroil is defined as to involve someone in an argument or confusion.
To make dim, indistinct, or impossible to see:
Muddle is defined as to mix up, confuse or think in a confused way, or to mix up a drink.
To embarrass; disconcert; abash
To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
Compound means to mix multiple ingredients together or make something bigger.
To keep from another's knowledge; keep secret
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To corrupt; spoil
To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
To obfuscate is to confuse someone, or to obscure the meaning of something.
To bewilder deliberately; play on the credulity of; hoax
To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
To tie in or fasten with a knot or knots.
To hamper the function or activity of; impede:
To reduce to fundamental parts.
To free from something that entangles, confuses, etc.; extricate; disengage
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
To entangle; mix up; confuse; perplex
To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
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confuse, make difficult
To slacken the strain, pressure, or tension of; loosen:
To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
To embarass is defined as to make someone feel self-conscious or make someone feel badly about himself.
To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
(Intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
To acquire polish or elegance.
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