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English definition of “confound”

confound

verb [T]     /kənˈfaʊnd/
to confuse and very much surprise someone, so that they are unable to explain or deal with a situation: An elderly man from Hull has confounded doctors by recovering after he was officially declared dead. The singer confounded her critics with a remarkable follow-up album.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upsetPuzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of confound verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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