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be·fud·dle

 (bĭ-fŭd′l)
tr.v. be·fud·dled, be·fud·dling, be·fud·dles
1. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly; confuse:
2. To stupefy with alcohol; intoxicate.
Synonyms: befuddle, addle, discombobulate, fuddle, muddle
These verbs mean to cause to be unclear in mind or intent: a difficult question that befuddled the authorities; problems that addle my brain; was discombobulated by all of the choices; a complex plot line that fuddled my comprehension; a student who was muddled by endless facts and figures.

befuddle

(bɪˈfʌdəl)
vb (tr)
1. to confuse, muddle, or perplex
2. to make stupid with drink
beˈfuddlement n

be•fud•dle

(bɪˈfʌd l)

v.t. -dled, -dling.
1. to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments.
2. to make muddled or stupidly drunk.
[1885–90; be- + fuddle]
be•fud′dle•ment, n.

befuddle


Past participle: befuddled
Gerund: befuddling

Imperative
befuddle
befuddle
Present
I befuddle
you befuddle
he/she/it befuddles
we befuddle
you befuddle
they befuddle
Preterite
I befuddled
you befuddled
he/she/it befuddled
we befuddled
you befuddled
they befuddled
Present Continuous
I am befuddling
you are befuddling
he/she/it is befuddling
we are befuddling
you are befuddling
they are befuddling
Present Perfect
I have befuddled
you have befuddled
he/she/it has befuddled
we have befuddled
you have befuddled
they have befuddled
Past Continuous
I was befuddling
you were befuddling
he/she/it was befuddling
we were befuddling
you were befuddling
they were befuddling
Past Perfect
I had befuddled
you had befuddled
he/she/it had befuddled
we had befuddled
you had befuddled
they had befuddled
Future
I will befuddle
you will befuddle
he/she/it will befuddle
we will befuddle
you will befuddle
they will befuddle
Future Perfect
I will have befuddled
you will have befuddled
he/she/it will have befuddled
we will have befuddled
you will have befuddled
they will have befuddled
Future Continuous
I will be befuddling
you will be befuddling
he/she/it will be befuddling
we will be befuddling
you will be befuddling
they will be befuddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been befuddling
you have been befuddling
he/she/it has been befuddling
we have been befuddling
you have been befuddling
they have been befuddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been befuddling
you will have been befuddling
he/she/it will have been befuddling
we will have been befuddling
you will have been befuddling
they will have been befuddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been befuddling
you had been befuddling
he/she/it had been befuddling
we had been befuddling
you had been befuddling
they had been befuddling
Conditional
I would befuddle
you would befuddle
he/she/it would befuddle
we would befuddle
you would befuddle
they would befuddle
Past Conditional
I would have befuddled
you would have befuddled
he/she/it would have befuddled
we would have befuddled
you would have befuddled
they would have befuddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.befuddle - be confusing or perplexing tobefuddle - 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"
demoralize - confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.befuddle - make stupid with alcoholbefuddle - make stupid with alcohol    
inebriate, intoxicate, soak - make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

befuddle

befuddle

verb
1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:
Informal: throw.
Idiom: make one's head reel.
2. To muddle or stupefy with or as if with alcoholic drink:
Translations
zmást
huumatapäihdyttää

befuddle

[bɪˈfʌdl] VT (= confuse) → atontar, confundir; (= make tipsy) → atontar

befuddle

[bɪˈfʌdəl] vt (= confuse) → brouiller les idées de

befuddle

vt
(= make tipsy)benebeln
(= confuse)durcheinanderbringen; he is rather befuddleder ist ziemlich durcheinander (inf)or verwirrt
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