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baffle

noun

1 baffle

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

synonym: baffle board.

Dutch: geluidsscherm, klankbord, leiplaat

verb

1 baffle

Be a mystery or bewildering to.

synonyms: amaze, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex ... show more.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: verbluffen, verlegenheid, verstomd doen staan

2 baffle

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

synonyms: bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart.

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

Dutch: afweren, dwarsbomen, frustreren, torpederen

3 baffle

Restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.).

synonym: regulate.


Moby thesaurus: addle, amaze, babble, bafflement, balk, ball up, bamboozle, be Greek to, be beyond one, be too deep, beat, beat one, befuddle, bewilderment, bilk, blast, boggle, bother, brave, buffalo ... show more.

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