bog´gler

bog´gler
bog|gle1 «BOG uhl», verb, -gled, -gling, noun.
–v.i.
1. to hold back; raise difficulties or objections; hesitate: »

Father boggled at the suggestion at first, but finally agreed to do the job.

SYNONYM(S): waver, shrink, demur.
2. to be overwhelmed with wonder, shock, or the like: »

His mind boggled at the thought of inheriting a million dollars.

3. = blunder. (Cf.blunder)
4. to jump with fright; shy.
–v.t.
1. to bungle; botch: »

He boggled his first attempt at carpentry.

2. to overwhelm with wonder, shock, or the like: »

The vastness of the universe boggles the imagination.

–n.
1. a blunder; bungle; botch.
2. the act of boggling.
[probably < bogle]
bog´gler, noun.
bog´gling|ly, adverb.
bog|gle2 «BOG uhl», noun.
= bogle. (Cf.bogle)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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