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English definition of “puzzle”

puzzle

noun [C]    /ˈpʌz·əl/
something that is difficult to understand: Their son is a puzzle to them. The police are trying to solve the puzzle of who sent them the letter. A puzzle is also a game or toy in which you have to fit separate pieces together, or a problem or question which you have to answer by using your skill or knowledge: a jigsaw/crossword puzzle puzzled    /ˈpʌz·əld/ adjective She looked puzzled, then suspicious.
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