Meaning of PUZZLE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ pʌz(ə)l ]
If something puzzles you, you do not understand it and feel confused.
My sister puzzles me and causes me anxiety.
VERB : V n
His letter poses a number of puzzling questions.
If you puzzle over something, you try hard to think of the answer to it or the explanation for it.
In rehearsing Shakespeare, I puzzle over the complexities of his verse and prose.
VERB : V over / about n
A puzzle is a question, game, or toy which you have to think about carefully in order to answer it correctly or put it together properly.
...a word puzzle.
N-COUNT : oft supp N
see also crossword
You can describe a person or thing that is hard to understand as a puzzle .
Data from Voyager II has presented astronomers with a puzzle about why our outermost planet exists...
N-SING : a N
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006