befuddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v befuddle be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly "These questions confuse even the experts","This question completely threw me","This question befuddled even the teacher"
    • v befuddle make stupid with alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Befuddle To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • befuddle To stupefy or muddle with intoxicants; make stupidly drunk.
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Usage

In literature:

At last, out of the haze of my befuddled mind, I saw my mother.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
His gaunt, young face held befuddled terror.
"The Eternal Wall" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
My desire finally overleaped my befuddled senses.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
But their befuddlement was only a tithe of that which struck Cleigh an hour later.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
The little room was strangely like the Emperor's poor, befuddled brain.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
His frequent libations had so befuddled him that he had almost forgotten the object of his visit.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
There was no necessity now for tricks to further befuddle the demoralized cadets.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
White Bear saw some of Raoul's men exchange befuddled glances.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
To his befuddled mind, the first step was to dress the part.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
A chance word, with you lads befuddled by alcolite?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Grape-growers are not in the fog that befuddles growers of tree-fruits in regard to tillage.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Drink was befuddling him.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Then the befuddled pirates found their senses.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
Mrs. Prothero was befuddled at this explosion in her quiet home.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Daniel Sands had no cosmic problems on his mind with which to befuddle young Perry.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Their minds befuddled, the rest of the men watched dully.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
And he continued to remain in a befuddled world of rhythmic beats, vibration, and darkness.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
But as his befuddled brain began to clear, he grew uneasy.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
His anxiety for his wife blurred away in a befuddled sense of his own condition.
"Avery" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Suddenly, however, he sat up with a jerk and his expression changed from befuddled contentment to genuine horror.
"Captain Calamity" by Rolf Bennett
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In news:

I'm sort of befuddled about the recent requiems for Phoenix arts community members who've left town for greener pastures — just as they always have and just as they always will.
WASHINGTON — At the heart of the fight over health care legislation is a paradox that befuddles lawmakers of both parties.
Bob Dylan befuddles, furthers his own impenetrable mythology during Van Andel Arena show.
Various befuddlements to chew over this Thanksgiving.
This giant eyeball washed up on a beach in South Florida last week, befuddling scientists.
Woman's hair , tapping befuddles judge.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A woman's mane of braids and her tapping on a podium during a bond hearing appeared to befuddle a Florida judge on Tuesday.
Freeman's finger-fidgeting Bilbo is a fussbudget creature, frustrated, prissy and befuddled.
"I am ecstatic and elated and befuddled," he said.
On busy streets, in the subways below and amid the tight, after-work squeeze on commuter trains, a menacing, befuddled and reeling regiment is on the attack.
It is befuddling to think the Packers' fired a dagger through the Lions' hearts Sunday without Aaron Rodgers even throwing a single pass.
You can see them chattering and roughhousing with each other in the video below, which co-stars some befuddled, middle-aged Americans vacationing in Costa Rica.
Adorable Nemo and his befuddled friend Dory are back in a video game adventure starring Nemo 's Tank Gang friends.
But if you talk about collegiate spread offenses , you have to start at Oregon, where Kelly has used space and a fast tempo to befuddle, strain and ultimately exhaust opposing defenses.
Many runners and walkers were befuddled by this year's Gravel Pit Grunt Tuesday.
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