confound confound  /kɑn ˈfaʊnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
  2. (v) mistake one thing for another

Usage(s):

  1. The answer: She intends to confound and dismay.
  2. Amber found in a coal seam in southern Illinois appears to confound categories.
  3. As Kersey devises booby traps and trip-wire bombs to confound the gang, the senior citizens gleefully take pot shots at the wounded gang members from their windows.

News

  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for June 12, 2013

    Your big brain is getting you in trouble again -- but it's the right kind of trouble! You may confound the boss or someone else who can make decisions, but it should make them inclined to trust you. More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes , Daily Couple's LoveScopes , Daily CareerScopes , Weekly RomanticScopes , Monthly FitnessScopes , more ... Today's Free Sample Reading: Uncover ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Astrology.com

Quotes

  1. "It's very good. It allows us to confound the cheaters," Christian Prudhomme told The Associated Press by phone. "What's being done at the Tour de France has never existed in the world of sport, in no competition."
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Christian Prudhomme Source: ESPN

  2. In a statement in April, Rudolph said he targeted the Olympics "to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand."
    on Jul 18, 2005 By: Eric Rudolph Source: CNNMoney.com

  3. "In the end, we had to make a decision that was bound to please and displease, impress and confound, unite and divide," Arroyo said in a speech to business leaders. "Let us now all pray, reflect and join hands to make the Estrada pardon a...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Forbes

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