boggle boggle  /ˈbɑ ɡəl/


  1. (v) startle with amazement or fear
  2. (v) hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear
  3. (v) overcome with amazement



  1. But wherever you go in China now, you come across projects that boggle the mind.
  2. This seemed to both please and confuse our NATO allies, and boggle the rest of the world.
  3. He is an old revolutionary who on one occasion did not boggle at collaborating with an ambitious dictator-to-be to overthrow constituted authority.


  • Listening to the universe

    The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-Wave Astronomy offers much to boggle the mind.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: The Inyo Register

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  1. "For some [of the staff], the money is equivalent to two-fifths of their salary for the year," Francona says. "I don't believe coaches are second-class citizens. It doesn't sit well with me, and continues to boggle my mind. What I wanted to...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "You're talking about a once-in-a-lifetime person the numbers continue to boggle the mind," Boldon said.
    on May 15, 2010 By: Ato Boldon Source: USA Today

  3. "What a mind boggle," Steinberg said. "He said he simply didn't feel the passion and motivation that is a prerequisite for playing his position."
    on Jul 24, 2004 By: Leigh Steinberg Source: USA Today

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