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Definition of "boggle" [bog•gle]

  • To hesitate as if in fear or doubt. (verb-intransitive)
  • 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). (verb-intransitive)
  • To act ineptly or inefficiently; bungle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to be overcome, as with fright or astonishment. (verb-transitive)
  • To botch; bungle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boggle" in a sentence
  • "(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."