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“… with depth and others that baffle you so …”

meanings of baffle


  1. To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
  2. To struggle in vain.
  3. To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
  4. To foil; to thwart.
  5. To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.


  1. A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.
  2. An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.
  3. A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.

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