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

 puz·zle /ˈpʌzəl/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 puz·zle n.
 1. Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
 2. The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 puz·zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. puzzled p. pr. & vb. n. puzzling ]
 1. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
    A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.   --Dr. H. More.
    He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.   --Addison.
 2. To make intricate; to entangle.
    They disentangle from the puzzled skein.   --Cowper.
 The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,
 Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.   --Addison.
 3. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
 Syn: -- To embarrass; perplex; confuse; bewilder; confound. See Embarrass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Puz·zle, v. i.
 1. To be bewildered, or perplexed.
    A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.   --L'Estrange.
 2. To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a
           correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles";
           "that's a real puzzler" [syn: puzzler, mystifier, teaser]
      2: a toy that tests your ingenuity
      v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
           don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This
           question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick,
            get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
            flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
      2: be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding
         or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden