Meaning of BAFFLE in English


I. baf ‧ fle 1 /ˈbæf ə l/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: Probably from Scottish English bawchill 'to criticize publicly' ]

if something baffles you, you cannot understand or explain it at all:

The question baffled me completely.

—baffled adjective :

We were all utterly baffled.

—baffling adjective :

a baffling mystery

—bafflement noun [uncountable]

II. baffle 2 BrE AmE noun [countable] technical

a board, sheet of metal etc that controls the flow of air, water, or sound into or out of something

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