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baffle

Pronunciation: /ˈbæfəl/

Translation of baffle in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (perplex) [experts/investigators] desconcertar* it baffles me how they escaped no me explico cómo se escaparon
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (frustrate) [efforts/attempts] frustrar they managed to baffle their pursuers consiguieron despistar a sus perseguidores

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