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Perplex synonyms
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To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
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  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:
To fail to distinguish; mix up:
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  1. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  2. To mix up or lump together indiscriminately; confuse
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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  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
(Provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. — Forby.
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  1. (Provincial, Northern England) To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living. — Forby.
  2. To become rotten, as an egg.
  3. To cause (someone) to think unclearly; confuse:
To perplex or confuse (someone)
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  1. To perplex or confuse (someone)
  2. To stupefy someone, especially with alcohol
  3. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly; confuse:
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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  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
To fail to distinguish; mix up:
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  1. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  2. To make (something bad) worse:
  3. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
(Informal) To upset the composure of; disconcert
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  1. (Informal) To upset the composure of; disconcert
  2. (Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
To make dizzy, to bewilder.
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  1. To make dizzy, to bewilder.
  2. To cause to have a whirling sensation.
  3. To confuse or bewilder.
To make drunk; intoxicate.
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  1. To make drunk; intoxicate.
  2. (Rare) To drink heavily; tipple
  3. To put into a state of confusion.
To muddle; confuse:
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  1. To muddle; confuse:
  2. To be mixed in a confused way:
  3. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
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  1. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
  2. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To confuse or bewilder.
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  1. To confuse or bewilder.
  2. To bewilder deliberately; play on the credulity of; hoax
  3. To puzzle or perplex
To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
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  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:
To propel or discharge into the air by any means:
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  1. To propel or discharge into the air by any means:
  2. To form on a potter's wheel:
  3. To put on or off hastily or carelessly:
To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
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  1. To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
  2. To twist or become twisted together.
To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
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  1. To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
  2. To become flustered, self-conscious, etc.
  3. To cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
To involve in difficulty
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  1. To involve in difficulty
  2. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
  3. To cause to be tangled or confused; complicate
To draw or hold within itself; include
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  1. To draw or hold within itself; include
  2. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
  3. To relate to or affect:
To tangle or complicate.
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  1. To tangle or complicate.
  2. To separate the fibers or threads of (cloth, for example); unravel.
  3. (Archaic) To become complicated or tangled
To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
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  1. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
  2. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  3. To become tangled or confused.
(Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
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  1. (Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
  2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
  3. To be or become entangled.
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