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Meaning & Definition of Baffle in English

English

Baffle

/bæfəl/

noun

1. A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

    synonym:
  • baffle
  • ,
  • baffle board

verb

1. Be a mystery or bewildering to

  • "This beats me!"
  • "Got me--i don't know the answer!"
  • "A vexing problem"
  • "This question really stuck me"
    synonym:
  • perplex
  • ,
  • vex
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • puzzle
  • ,
  • mystify
  • ,
  • baffle
  • ,
  • beat
  • ,
  • pose
  • ,
  • bewilder
  • ,
  • flummox
  • ,
  • stupefy
  • ,
  • nonplus
  • ,
  • gravel
  • ,
  • amaze
  • ,
  • dumbfound

2. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

  • "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was ruth's amazing september surge"
  • "Foil your opponent"
    synonym:
  • thwart
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • spoil
  • ,
  • scotch
  • ,
  • foil
  • ,
  • cross
  • ,
  • frustrate
  • ,
  • baffle
  • ,
  • bilk

3. Check the emission of (sound)

    synonym:
  • baffle
  • ,
  • regulate