Boggled



to overwhelm or bewilder, as with the magnitude, complexity, or abnormality of:
The speed of light boggles the mind.
to bungle; botch.
to hesitate or waver because of scruples, fear, etc.
to start or jump with fear, alarm, or surprise; shrink; shy.
to bungle awkwardly.
to be overwhelmed or bewildered.
an act of shying or taking alarm.
a scruple; demur; hesitation.
bungle; botch.
Contemporary Examples

Lena Dunham’s ‘I’m thin for, like, Detroit’ Comment Gets Motowners Fired Up Abby Haglage January 17, 2013
Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution Jay Parini June 7, 2014

Historical Examples

History of the Anglo-Saxons Thomas Miller
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr
Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
Despair’s Last Journey David Christie Murray
Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
But, I Don’t Think Gordon Randall Garrett

verb (intransitive) often foll by at
to be surprised, confused, or alarmed (esp in the phrase the mind boggles)
to hesitate or be evasive when confronted with a problem
(transitive) to baffle; bewilder; puzzle
v.

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