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bedevil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedevil  \Be*dev"il\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bedevilled}  (?);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bedeviling}  or  {Bedevilling}.] 
  1.  To  throw  into  utter  disorder  and  confusion,  as  if  by  the 
  agency  of  evil  spirits;  to  bring  under  diabolical 
  influence;  to  torment. 
 
  Bedeviled  and  used  worse  than  St  Bartholomew. 
  --Sterne. 
 
  2.  To  spoil;  to  corrupt.  --Wright. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bedevil 
  v  1:  annoy  constantly  [syn:  {torment},  {rag},  {tantalize},  {crucify}, 
  {dun},  {frustrate}] 
  2:  be  confusing  or  perplexing  to  cause  to  be  unable  to  think 
  clearly:  "These  questions  confuse  even  the  experts";  "This 
  question  completely  threw  me";  "This  question  befuddled 
  even  the  teacher"  [syn:  {confuse},  {throw},  {fox},  {befuddle}, 
  {fuddle},  {confound},  {discombobulate}] 




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