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English definition of “riddle”

riddle

noun [C]  /ˈrɪd·əl/ us  

riddle noun [C] (QUESTION)

a question that has a surprising or amusing answer, or something that is a mystery or is hard to explain: Scholars have not completely solved the riddle of the sphinx.

riddle

verb [T]  /ˈrɪd·əl/ us  

riddle verb [T] (MAKE HOLES)

to make a lot of holes in something: By the end of the game we had riddled the wall around the dartboard with a dozen little holes.
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