flummox


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flum·mox

 (flŭm′əks)
tr.v. flum·moxed, flum·mox·ing, flum·mox·es Informal
To confuse; perplex.

[Probably of English dialectal origin.]

flummox

(ˈflʌməks)
vb
(tr) to perplex or bewilder
[C19: of unknown origin]

flum•mox

(ˈflʌm əks)

v.t.
Informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]

flummox


Past participle: flummoxed
Gerund: flummoxing

Imperative
flummox
flummox
Present
I flummox
you flummox
he/she/it flummoxes
we flummox
you flummox
they flummox
Preterite
I flummoxed
you flummoxed
he/she/it flummoxed
we flummoxed
you flummoxed
they flummoxed
Present Continuous
I am flummoxing
you are flummoxing
he/she/it is flummoxing
we are flummoxing
you are flummoxing
they are flummoxing
Present Perfect
I have flummoxed
you have flummoxed
he/she/it has flummoxed
we have flummoxed
you have flummoxed
they have flummoxed
Past Continuous
I was flummoxing
you were flummoxing
he/she/it was flummoxing
we were flummoxing
you were flummoxing
they were flummoxing
Past Perfect
I had flummoxed
you had flummoxed
he/she/it had flummoxed
we had flummoxed
you had flummoxed
they had flummoxed
Future
I will flummox
you will flummox
he/she/it will flummox
we will flummox
you will flummox
they will flummox
Future Perfect
I will have flummoxed
you will have flummoxed
he/she/it will have flummoxed
we will have flummoxed
you will have flummoxed
they will have flummoxed
Future Continuous
I will be flummoxing
you will be flummoxing
he/she/it will be flummoxing
we will be flummoxing
you will be flummoxing
they will be flummoxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flummoxing
you have been flummoxing
he/she/it has been flummoxing
we have been flummoxing
you have been flummoxing
they have been flummoxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flummoxing
you will have been flummoxing
he/she/it will have been flummoxing
we will have been flummoxing
you will have been flummoxing
they will have been flummoxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flummoxing
you had been flummoxing
he/she/it had been flummoxing
we had been flummoxing
you had been flummoxing
they had been flummoxing
Conditional
I would flummox
you would flummox
he/she/it would flummox
we would flummox
you would flummox
they would flummox
Past Conditional
I would have flummoxed
you would have flummoxed
he/she/it would have flummoxed
we would have flummoxed
you would have flummoxed
they would have flummoxed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flummox - be a mystery or bewildering toflummox - 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"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - 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"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

flummox

verb baffle, confuse, stump, perplex, defeat, fox, puzzle, bewilder, mystify, stymie, bamboozle (informal), bring up short, nonplus This system has the potential to flummox most car thieves.

flummox

verb
Informal. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say:
Informal: stick, stump, throw.
Slang: beat.
Idiom: put someone at a loss.
Translations

flummox

[ˈflʌməks] VT (= disconcert) → desconcertar, confundir; (= startle) → asombrar
I was completely flummoxedme quedé totalmente desconcertado

flummox

[ˈflʌməks] vtdémonter, déconcerter

flummox

vt (inf) persondurcheinanderbringen, aus dem Konzept bringen (inf); to be flummoxeddurcheinander sein; to be flummoxed by somethingdurch etw verwirrt sein, durch etw aus dem Konzept gebracht werden (inf)

flummox

[ˈflʌməks] vt (fam) → sconcertare, rendere perplesso/a
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Mind you, I don't say this will be the tougher job all round; we shall probably get in without any difficulty at all; it's the getting out again that may flummox us.
But as Dale is the long lost son of her hippy-dippy husband (presumed dead somewhere in the Himalayas) this is one family reunion that would flummox even Davina McCall.
It's a big ask to suddenly pitch someone who has recently been in League One straight into the action against Premier League forwards who have movement that can flummox the best defenders.
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As for the Minneapolis students, who were part of a national strategy to flummox recruitment officers by coming out as gay, no word on whether any of them has encountered one of these indulgent recruiting officers desperate to make his monthly quota.
Although the drawings were as prim, cryptic, and seemingly adult as the other art in the show had been bouncy, explosive, and seemingly youthful, the artsy clique suddenly came to life, rhapsodizing and gesturing in a way that seemed to flummox their teacher and fellow students.