intransitive verb-·gled, -·gling
- to be startled or frightened (at); shy away
- to hesitate (at); have scruples
- to be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
Origin of bogglefrom Scottish bogle, specter; probably from Middle English bugge, specter (as in bugbear); now associated, association with bungle
- to bungle or botch
- to confuse or overwhelm (the mind, imagination, etc.)