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Adjective: riddled  ri-d(u)ld
  1. (often followed by 'with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes
    "a sweater riddled with moth holes"; "cliffs riddled with caves"; "the bullet-riddled target"
     
  2. Spread throughout
    "cities riddled with corruption"
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

See also: damaged, full

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, puzzle, puzzle out, sieve, sift, solve, stick, strain, stupefy, throw, unriddle, vex, work, work out

Encyclopedia: Riddled

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