Variant of boggle
- 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: ; from Scottish bogle, specter; probably ; from Middle English bugge, specter (as inch(es) bugbear); now associated, association with bungle
- to bungle or botch
- ☆ to confuse or overwhelm (the mind, imagination, etc.)
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