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Definitions and Synonyms of baffle | Another word for baffle | What is baffle?

Definition 1: a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for baffle in the sense of this definition

(baffle is a kind of ...) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

(... is a kind of baffle ) baffle that distributes sound waves evenly

Definition 2: restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for baffle in the sense of this definition

(baffle is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 3: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where baffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for baffle in the sense of this definition

(baffle is a kind of ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

"These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(... is a kind of baffle ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

(... is a kind of baffle ) set a difficult problem or riddle

"riddle me a riddle"

(... is a kind of baffle ) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Samples where baffle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for baffle in the sense of this definition

(baffle is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of baffle ) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

"Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

(... is a kind of baffle ) destroy or break

"dashed ambitions and hopes"

(... is a kind of baffle ) hamper the progress of; impede

"short-circuit warm feelings"

(... is a kind of baffle ) destroy or cause to fail

"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

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