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"puzzle" in British English

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puzzlenoun

uk   /ˈpʌz.əl/ us   /ˈpʌz.əl/

puzzleverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   /ˈpʌz.əl/ us   /ˈpʌz.əl/
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.

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"puzzle" in American English

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puzzlenoun [C]

us   /ˈpʌz·əl/
something that is difficult to understand: Their son is a puzzle to them. The police are trying to solve the puzzle of who sent them the letter.
A puzzle is also a game or toy in which you have to fit separate pieces together, or a problem or question which you have to answer by using your skill or knowledge: a jigsaw/crossword puzzle
puzzled
adjective us   /ˈpʌz·əld/
She looked puzzled, then suspicious.
(Definition of puzzle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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