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English definition of “puzzle”

puzzle

verb [I + adv/prep, T]     /ˈpʌz.l̩/
C1 to cause someone to feel confused and slightly worried because they cannot understand something, or to think hard about something in order to understand it: The findings of the survey puzzle me - they're not at all what I would have expected. [+ question word] It puzzles me why she said that. Management are still puzzling about/over how the accident could have happened.Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of puzzle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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