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1puzzle/ˈpʌzəl/noun
pluralpuzzles
1puzzle
/ˈpʌzəl/
noun
pluralpuzzles
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
   b  : jigsaw puzzle — often used figuratively
: something or someone that is difficult to understand — usually singular
2puzzle/ˈpʌzəl/verb
puzzlespuzzledpuzzling
2puzzle
/ˈpʌzəl/
verb
puzzlespuzzledpuzzling
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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