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1 puzzle /ˈpʌzəl/ noun
plural puzzles
1 puzzle
/ˈpʌzəl/
noun
plural puzzles
Learner's definition of PUZZLE
[count]
: a question or problem that requires thought, skill, or cleverness to be answered or solved see also crossword puzzle
: jigsaw puzzle often used figuratively
: something or someone that is difficult to understand usually singular
2 puzzle /ˈpʌzəl/ verb
puzzles; puzzled; puzzling
2 puzzle
/ˈpʌzəl/
verb
puzzles; puzzled; puzzling
Learner's definition of PUZZLE
[+ object]
: to confuse (someone) : to be difficult for (someone) to understand

puzzle out

[phrasal verb]
puzzle (something) out or puzzle out (something)
: to understand or find (something, such as the answer to a difficult problem) by careful thinking

puzzle over

[phrasal verb]
puzzle over (something)
: to think or worry for a long time about (something)
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