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v. fud·dled, fud·dling, fud·dles
1. To put into a state of confusion. See Synonyms at befuddle.
2. To make drunk; intoxicate.
To drink; tipple.
A state of confusion or intoxication.
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1. (tr; often passive) to cause to be confused or intoxicated
2. (intr) to drink excessively; tipple
a muddled or confused state
[C16: of unknown origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -dled, -dling,
1. to muddle or confuse.
2. to make drunk; intoxicate.v.i.
3. to tipple.n.
4. a confused state; muddle; jumble.
[1580–90; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: fuddled
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|Noun||1.||fuddle - a confused multitude of things |
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
|Verb||1.||fuddle - make stupid with alcohol|
|2.||fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"|
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
tank - consume excessive amounts of alcohol
port - drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
claret - drink claret; "They were clareting until well past midnight"
bar hop, pub-crawl - go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk; "he pub-crawled around Birmingham"
tope, drink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
wine - drink wine
|3.||fuddle - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
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1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:
addle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dizzy, jumble, mix up, muddle, mystify, perplex, puzzle.
Idiom: make one's head reel.
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