Baffle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæfl|  American pronunciation of the word baffle
Brit.  |ˈbæf(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word baffle


- a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy


- be a mystery or bewildering to (syn: amaze, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex)
- hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of (syn: bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart)
- restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.) (syn: regulate)

Extra examples

I was baffled by many of the scientific terms used in the article.

...the language barrier baffled everyone and discouraged us from attempting another teleconference...

The top of the inlet tube is protected by a series of baffles.

It baffled me that they rejected our offer.

The question baffled me completely.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: baffle
he/she/it: baffles
present participle: baffling
past tense: baffled
past participle: baffled
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