- (intransitive) To be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused.
- He boggled at the surprising news.
- The mind boggles.
- Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose.
- We start and boggle at every unusual appearance.
- (transitive) To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
- The vastness of space really boggles the mind.
- The oddities of quantum mechanics can boggle the minds of students and experienced physicists alike.
- (US, dialect) To embarrass with difficulties; to bungle or botch.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To play fast and loose; to dissemble.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Howell to this entry?)
to be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused
to confuse or mystify; overwhelm