flummox
[ fluhm-uhks ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
probably of dialect origin; flummock ‘to make untidy, confuse’ is recorded in western counties and the north Midlands
Synonyms
  • baffle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • mystify
  • perplex
Antonyms
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • help
Definition
to bewilder; confound; confuse
Example
Even now, after 15 years, the research still flummoxed researchers.
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