puz´zle   Pronunciation: pŭz´z'ld
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.
v. t.1.To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
[imp. & p. p. puzzled (pŭz"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. puzzling (pŭz"zlĭng).]
2.To make intricate; to entangle.
3.To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; - followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
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.
Noun1.puzzlepuzzle - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
2.puzzle - a toy that tests your ingenuity
Verb1.puzzle - 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"
2.puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
To see a jigsaw puzzle in your dream, represents a mental challenge or a problem in your waking life that you need to solve. If there are pieces missing in the puzzle, then it suggests that you do not have all the facts in order to make a good and sound decision. To see or do a crossword puzzle, suggests that you are being faced with a mental challenge. The dream may be a pun on "cross words" directed at your or aimed toward someone.Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, addle, ail, amaze, apply the mind, baffle, bafflement, baffling problem, bamboozle, be the matter, beat, befog, befuddle, beset, bewilderment, boggle, bother, brain twister, brain-teaser, buffalo, cap, complicate matters, concern, confoundment, consider, contemplate, crossword puzzle, crux, dark horse, daze, decipher, dilemma, discommode, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, distract, distress, disturb, disturbance, dumbfound, embarrassment, enigmatic question, figure out, fix, flabbergast, floor, floorer, flummox, foil, frontier, frontiers of knowledge, frustrate, fuddle, get, hammer at, hammer away at, harass, inconvenience, irk, jam, jigsaw puzzle, keep in suspense, knot, knotty point, lick, matter of ignorance, maze, mind-boggler, muddle, mull over, muse on, muse over, mystification, n, node, nodus, nonplus, nut to crack, oxymoron, paradox, perplexed question, perplexity, perturb, perturbation, pickle, plague, plight, ponder over, pons asinorum, pose, poser, pother, predicament, problem, put out, put to it, puzzle out, puzzle over, puzzlement, puzzler, quandary, question mark, reflect over, scrape, sealed book, sixty-four dollar question, sort out, stew, stew over, stick, sticker, study, stumble, stump, stumper, stymie, teaser, terra incognita, the incalculable, the strange, the unfamiliar, the unknowable, the unknown, think hard, think through, throw, torment, tough proposition, trouble, unassuredness, unexplored ground, unexplored territory, unknown quantity, unlock, unravel, upset, vex, vexed question, why, work out, worry, x, z
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Putting green
Putting in fear
putting iron
Putting stone
Putting the hand under the thigh
putting to death
putty knife
Putty powder
-- puzzle --
puzzle out
puzzle over
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