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boggle

verb uk   /ˈbɒɡ.l̩/ us    /ˈbɑː.ɡl̩/
[I or T] to (cause something or someone to) have difficulty imagining or understanding something: My mind boggles at the amount of money they spend on food. It boggles the imagination, doesn't it?
See also
[I] to be very surprised and uncertain about how to deal with something: He boggled at the suggestion.
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