flummox

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v flummox be a mystery or bewildering to "This beats me!","Got me--I don't know the answer!","a vexing problem","This question really stuck me"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Flummox flum′oks (slang) to perplex: defeat.
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Usage

In literature:

It left the old chimpanzee quite flummoxed.
"The Crystal Stopper" by Maurice LeBlanc
I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Dad looked perfectly flummoxed.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
It always flummoxes me.
"East of Suez" by William Somerset Maugham
But they swear They'll yet flummox the future of him and his fare!
"Punch 1893.07.29" by Various
Only lately I was flummoxed by a gent asking for a liqueur I'd never 'eard of.
"The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill
Yer was flummoxed, Jacob.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
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In news:

Chung was quiet and painfully shy — if a stranger said good morning, he'd be flummoxed — but neither quality muffled his abiding gentleness.
We were a bit flummoxed at first but then realized there really could be only one origin for such an on-message piece of apparel.
Chung was quiet and painfully shy — if a stranger said good morning, he'd be flummoxed — but neither quality muffled his abiding gentleness .
A few days have passed, and some in the MMA community are still flummoxed by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's loss with Frank Mir.
To this day, people living in older homes across California are flummoxed in the fall by a sudden crop of persimmons somebody else planted years ago.
A Pontiac Grand Prix flummoxed its owner and the dealer, until the Internet intervened.
Columnist 'flummoxed' by those stepping up in Hamilton.
AS A VETERAN critic of Pennsylvania politics and most of the people in it, I find myself just a bit flummoxed.
Last weekend's farmers market in Austin had me a bit flummoxed.
The sibling thing will always leave me flummoxed.
The interior of Griffin 's right knee was the subject of intense scrutiny during Shanahan's weekly news conference, when it was shown that an injury to a franchise player like RG III can flummox even a seasoned coach.
The interior of Griffin 's right knee was the subject of intense scrutiny during Shanahan's weekly news conference, when it was shown that an injury to a franchise player like RG3 can flummox even a seasoned coach.
BOSTON — In a city known for its aggressive drivers, flummoxing street layout, confusing rotaries and overall rudeness on the road, what is a cyclist to do.
In the latest case of an old white guy not understanding modern women, television evangelist Pat Robertson is absolutely flummoxed over the massive sales of everybody's favorite fanfic turned novel, 50 Shades of Grey.
Schieffer looked positively flummoxed by Axelrod's claim that the overwhelming majority of the ads run so far have been positive .
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