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Verb: riddle  ri-d(u)l
  1. Pierce with many holes
    "The bullets riddled his body"
     
  2. Set a difficult problem or riddle
    "riddle me a riddle"
     
  3. Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
    - screen
     
  4. Spread or diffuse through
    "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks";
    - permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue
     
  5. Speak in riddles
     
  6. Explain a riddle
Noun: riddle  ri-d(u)l
  1. A difficult problem
    - conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser
     
  2. A coarse sieve (as for gravel)

Derived forms: riddled, riddling, riddles

Type of: baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, communicate, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dumbfound, figure out, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, intercommunicate, lick, mystify, nonplus, penetrate, perforate, perplex, pierce, pose, problem, puzzle, puzzle out, screen, sieve, sift, solve, stick, strain, stupefy, throw, unriddle, vex, work, work out

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