In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(perplex)(experts/investigators) desconcertarit baffles me how they escaped — no me explico cómo se escaparon
- What baffles me about not only this article, but millions like it, is that people who obviously know nothing about a subject nonetheless spout off about it.
- His abilities as an advocate evoked general admiration, though he did not succeed in baffling the prosecution.
- Miss Woodhouse said she had been left distraught by the cold-blooded murder, which has baffled police.
- Fashion still baffles me and probably always will.
- These are great examples of modern slang dreamed up in the playground as a new means of confusing already baffled parents.
- It was an amazing turnabout that must have left Tramore baffled and bewildered as to how they left this game behind them.
- But none of the puzzles are so stupidly designed as to totally baffle players.
- Now I know that everyone else is as baffled as me, the need for an explanation seems less pressing.
- He quits his job only to come back, albeit reluctantly, when a series of grisly murders baffles the police force.
- Police baffled by the murder of a North Yorkshire man have turned to national TV in the hope of tracking down the killer.
- Many critics doubted the wisdom in signing the Celtic player at all, but they were totally baffled at the decision to hose him with money.
- They will be totally baffled and will need a lawyer to know what it means.
- The murder has baffled police, who still have no motive and no suspect for the shooting.
- They may come out with some piece of conceptual art that baffles everyone.
- He made sure it would be a draw last Sunday when he baffled everyone by not giving a blatant free to Cork in the last minute.
- Sometimes this country completely baffles me.
- Would they do a complete about-face and baffle everyone?
- Of course, there are those who seek not to enlighten, but to habitually and purposefully obfuscate in order to baffle a client or weary public into submission.
- The sudden outbreak of illness since the beginning of the month is still baffling the experts.
- You get the distinct impression that the cops are as baffled by the intractability of it all as everyone else.
2(frustrate)(efforts/attempts) frustrarthey managed to baffle their pursuers — consiguieron despistar a sus perseguidores
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