mystify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mystify” in the English Dictionary

"mystify" in British English

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mystifyverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ˈmɪs.tɪ.faɪ/
to ​confuse someone by being or doing something very ​strange or ​impossible to ​explain: I was mystified by her ​decision. Most Americans are ​totally mystified by the ​Englishgame of ​cricket.
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
After ten ​years her mystifying ​disappearance was still ​unexplained.
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of mystify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mystifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɪs·təˌfɑɪ/
to ​confuse someone or make someone ​uncertain by doing or ​involving the ​person in something ​difficult to ​explain: Doctors were mystified by her high ​fever and ​headaches.
(Definition of mystify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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