boggle

1 [bog-uhl]
verb (used with object), boggled, boggling.
1.
to overwhelm or bewilder, as with the magnitude, complexity, or abnormality of: The speed of light boggles the mind.
2.
to bungle; botch.
verb (used without object), boggled, boggling.
3.
to hesitate or waver because of scruples, fear, etc.
4.
to start or jump with fear, alarm, or surprise; shrink; shy.
5.
to bungle awkwardly.
6.
to be overwhelmed or bewildered.
noun
7.
an act of shying or taking alarm.
8.
a scruple; demur; hesitation.
9.
bungle; botch.

Origin:
1590–1600; perhaps from boggle2

bogglingly, adverb
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boggle

2 [bog-uhl]
noun
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boggle (ˈbɒɡəl)
 
vb (often foll by at)
1.  to be surprised, confused, or alarmed (esp in the phrase the mind boggles)
2.  to hesitate or be evasive when confronted with a problem
3.  (tr) to baffle; bewilder; puzzle
 
[C16: probably variant of bogle1]

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boggle
1590s, "to start with fright" (as a startled horse does), from M.E. bugge "specter" (among other things, supposed to scare horses at night); see bug; also cf. bogey (1). The meaning "to raise scruples, hesitate" is from 1630s.
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Example sentences
But no, this whole thing doesn't make the mind boggle.
Even if you knew what to expect, its compact heft would still boggle your senses.
My mind does not easily boggle, but it's boggling now.
The quality common to the three movies is not comedy that makes one laugh but spectacle that is supposed to boggle the eyes.
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