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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.]
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flummox

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

(ˈflʌm əks)

v.t.
Informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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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.
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Translations

flummox

[ˈflʌməks] VT (= disconcert) → desconcertar, confundir; (= startle) → asombrar
I was completely flummoxedme quedé totalmente desconcertado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flummox

[ˈflʌməks] vtdémonter, déconcerter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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flummox

[ˈflʌməks] vt (fam) → sconcertare, rendere perplesso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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