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tr.v. flum·moxed, flum·mox·ing, flum·mox·es Informal
To confuse; perplex.
[Probably of English dialectal origin.]
(tr) to perplex or bewilder
[C19: of unknown origin]
Informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: flummoxed
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|Verb||1.||flummox - 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"|
baffle, bewilder, dumbfound, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, amaze, stupefy, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get
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"