|1.||[ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to|
|Synonyms:||puzzle bewilder amaze mystify stupefy nonplus stick stupify gravel beat get dumbfound pose trounce flummox vex perplex|
"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"
|Related terms:||confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle|
|2.||[ verb ] check the emission of (sound)|
|3.||[ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of|
|Synonyms:||frustrate thwart foil cross bilk scotch spoil queer|
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"
|Related terms:||prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross|
|4.||[ noun ] a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy|
|Related terms:||plate diffuser|