verb (boggled; boggling) Etymology: perhaps from bogle Date: 1598 intransitive verb 1. to start with fright or amazement ; be overwhelmed <
the mind boggles at the research needed
2. to hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruples transitive verb 1. mishandle, bungle 2. to overwhelm with wonder or bewilderment <
boggle the mind
boggle noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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