transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (perplex) [experts/investigators] desconcertar* it baffles me how they escaped no me explico cómo se escaparonMore example sentences1.2 (frustrate) [efforts/attempts] frustrar they managed to baffle their pursuers consiguieron despistar a sus perseguidores
- Many critics doubted the wisdom in signing the Celtic player at all, but they were totally baffled at the decision to hose him with money.
- One is totally baffled at the need for a grade separator at the RV Teacher's College Circle.
- But none of the puzzles are so stupidly designed as to totally baffle players.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.