American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
- 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).
- v. To act ineptly or inefficiently; bungle.
- v. To cause to be overcome, as with fright or astonishment.
- v. To botch; bungle.
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.
- v. intransitive To be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.
- v. transitive To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
- v. US, dialect To embarrass with difficulties; to bungle or botch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- v. To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
- v. To play fast and loose; to dissemble.
- v. Local, U. S. To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
- 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)
“(How long before all the boggle is used up, I start to wonder.)”
“Setting aside where it leads, a couple of things about that search term boggle me.”
“Update Alex sez, "A" more ferocious "internet-edition of boggle is available here, using xmlhttprequest for real-time Massively Multiplayer Online Boggling.”
“It was these two stories that made me understand 'boggle' and 'mind'.”
“When I first heardthat Guy Ritchie was going to do a Holmes movie and that the consulting tec was to be played by Robert Downey Jr, my immediate reaction was a kind of boggle-eyed ‘nnnNaah!’”
“The multiple layers of screen mediation on this one kind of boggle the mind, if one feels like thinking critically about postmodernism.”
“And, like Katrina, parts of it kind of boggle the mind.”
“He stood up and thrust out his head, and did not think of his gray jacket and blue cap until a carter who watered his horses at a pool near the railway lines started and stared as if he had seen a "boggle" at noonday.”
“The remaining 15-20 minutes of each lesson were spent playing 'boggle' on the big screen.”
“Mnthunter I'm with you, although I have pulled some shots out of my backside that I could'nt belive, but most people I take out on favors for people just boggle my mind with their shootin skills.”
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