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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: riddles, riddling, riddled

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

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