baffle, baffle board(verb)
a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)
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"
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
check the emission of (sound)
A device used to restrain or regulate, e.g. sound, light, gas, or a fluid.
Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the fluids in them from sloshing around inside.
An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable
Totally bewilder; confuse or perplex.
I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.
to cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight
to check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil
to check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart
to practice deceit
to struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds
a defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture
A baffle is a tunnel or wall artificially constructed within the heart or great vessels for the purpose of redirecting blood flow in cases of congenital heart defects.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
baf′fl, v.t. to check or make ineffectual: (obs.) to cheat, hoodwink, bewilder, bring to nought: (obs.) to disgrace publicly.—ns. Baf′fle (obs.), confusion, check; Baf′fler, a bewilderer, confounder.—To baffle out of (obs.), to juggle out of anything. [Prob. Scotch and connected with bauchle; but cf. Fr. beffler, from O. Fr. befe, mockery. Paul Meyer suggests a derivation from Prov. baf, interj. of disdain.]
The numerical value of baffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of baffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- обърквам, разстройвамBulgarian
- verblüffen, verdutzen, UmlenkblechGerman
- μπερδεύω, σαστίζωGreek
- confundir, desconcertarSpanish
- olla [[sekaisin]], vaimennin, hämmentää, [[olla]] [[ymmällään]], olla [[ihmeissään]], hämätäFinnish
- déconcerter, dérouter, déflecteurFrench
- forvirre, skvalpeskottNorwegian
- wprawiać w zakłopotaniePolish
- сбить с толку, озадачивать, озадачить, сбивать с толку, дефлектор, перегородкаRussian
- förbrylla, gäcka, förvirraSwedish
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