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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boggle  \Bog"gle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boggled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boggling}.]  [  See  {Bogle},  n.] 
  1.  To  stop  or  hesitate  as  if  suddenly  frightened,  or  in 
  doubt,  or  impeded  by  unforeseen  difficulties;  to  take 
  alarm;  to  exhibit  hesitancy  and  indecision. 
 
  We  start  and  boggle  at  every  unusual  appearance. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  Boggling  at  nothing  which  serveth  their  purpose. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  To  do  anything  awkwardly  or  unskillfully. 
 
  3.  To  play  fast  and  loose;  to  dissemble.  --Howell. 
 
  Syn:  To  doubt;  hesitate;  shrink;  stickle;  demur. 




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