bumfuzzle
[ buhm-fuhz-uhl ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
1900 from some combination of bamboozle, fuddle, and fuzzy
Synonyms
  • baffle
  • bemuse
  • complicate
  • demoralize
  • disorient
  • distract
  • fluster
  • mislead
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • trouble
Antonyms
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • facilitate
  • help
  • iluminate
  • support
Definition
to confuse or fluster
Example
A trained interrogator will often use special tactics to bumfuzzle the suspect until they admit to something.
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