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Adjective
Confused or perplexed
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“The question parallels the large question ringing in the ears of millions of puzzled Americans.”
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Confounded with surprise or wonder
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Questioning or suggesting puzzlement
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Of or pertaining to investigation
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Showing distress or anxiety
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On the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship
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“Jim is starting to puzzle us with his questions, so we must learn to see things as he does.”
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Past tense for to cause alarm or dismay to
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“Isabelle's apparent change of heart would puzzle me greatly.”
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Past tense for to think hard about something because one cannot understand it
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“His mind flew from one wild idea to another as he tried to puzzle out the reason she was closeted in her room like that.”
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Past tense for to solve or decipher a problem by thinking hard
“I racked my brains in order to puzzle out a solution to this amazing mystery.”
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Past tense for to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
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Past tense for to consider or give serious or careful thought to
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Past tense for to cause distress or anxiety to
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Past tense for have a strong emotional effect on
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