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English definition of “jigsaw”

jigsaw

noun [S] (MYSTERY)    /ˈdʒɪɡ.sɔː/ US  /-sɑː/ (also jigsaw puzzle)
a complicated or mysterious problem that can only be solved or explained by connecting several pieces of information: The police are trying to piece together the jigsaw of how the dead man spent his last hours.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of jigsaw noun (MYSTERY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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