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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·dev·il /bɪˈdɛvəl/
 (vt.)使痛苦,使苦惱,虐待

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·dev·il v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedevilled (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Bedeviling or Bedevilling.]
 1. To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment.
    Bedeviled and used worse than St. Bartholomew.   --Sterne.
 2. To spoil; to corrupt.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bedevil
      v 1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
           teacher" [syn: torment, rag, crucify, dun, frustrate]
      2: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think
         clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This
         question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled
         even the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle,
          fuddle, confound, discombobulate]
      [also: bedevilling, bedevilled]