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English definition of “puzzle over sth”

puzzle over sth

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk phrasal verb with puzzle   /ˈpʌz.l̩/ us  
to try to solve a problem or understand a situation by thinking carefully about it: Scientists are puzzling over the results of the research on the drug.Thinking and contemplatingConfusion, confusing and feeling confused
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