verb (used with object), bog·gled, bog·gling.
verb (used without object), bog·gled, bog·gling.
Origin of boggle1
Examples from the Web for boggled
A Surveillance State that would have boggled the mind of Orwell was born.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution|Jay Parini|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jessica Colaluca, creator and creative of Design Seeds: “It boggled my mind.”Lena Dunham’s 'I'm thin for, like, Detroit’ Comment Gets Motowners Fired Up|Abby Haglage|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was trouble about this second start; the colt, not having been trained, boggled and balked.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
He tried the cloak next, but boggled sadly at the fastening of that, and at last was fain to call in help.The Wide, Wide World|Susan Warner
I boggled about it at first, and thought it was a regular blind lead.The Peril Finders|George Manville Fenn
He boggled slightly as he came to the "adjective," but got over it safely.In the Midst of Alarms|Robert Barr
I am above concealing my sentiments, though I have boggled at uttering them.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for boggled
verb (intr often foll by at)
Word Origin for boggle
Word Origin and History for boggled
1590s, "to start with fright" (as a startled horse does), from Middle English bugge "specter" (among other things, supposed to scare horses at night); see bug (n.); also cf. bogey (n.1). The meaning "to raise scruples, hesitate" is from 1630s. Related: Boggled; boggling.