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Noun: baffle  ba-ful
  1. A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    - baffle board
Verb: baffle  ba-ful
  1. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    "These questions baffle even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
     
  2. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "baffle your opponent";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, bilk
     
  3. Restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)
    - regulate

Derived forms: baffling, baffled, baffles

Type of: be, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hold back, keep, keep back, plate, preclude, prevent, restrain

Encyclopedia: Baffle