from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
- intransitive v. To shy away or be overcome with fright or astonishment: "The mind now boggling at all the numbers on the table, both sides agreed to a recess of an hour” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
- intransitive v. To act ineptly or inefficiently; bungle.
- transitive v. To cause to be overcome, as with fright or astonishment.
- transitive v. To botch; bungle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.
- v. To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
- v. To embarrass with difficulties; to bungle or botch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.
- intransitive v. To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
- intransitive v. To play fast and loose; to dissemble.
- transitive v. To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of bogle.
- To take alarm; start with fright; shy, as a horse.
- To hesitate; stop, as if afraid to proceed, or as if impeded by unforeseen difficulties; waver; shrink.
- To play fast and loose; dissemble; quibble; equivocate.
- To bungle; be awkward; make clumsy attempts.
- n. The act of shying or taking alarm.
- n. Objection; scruple; demur.
- n. A bungle; a botch.
- n. A pitcher or jug wrought in the figure of a man, not unlike a toby or toby-pitcher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. overcome with amazement
- v. startle with amazement or fear
- v. hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear
Probably from boggle, dialectal variant of bogle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)