verb (used with object), puz·zled, puz·zling.
verb (used without object), puz·zled, puz·zling.
Words nearby puzzle
Origin of puzzle
SYNONYMS FOR puzzle
OTHER WORDS FROM puzzlepuz·zled·ly, adverbpuz·zled·ness, nounun·puz·zle, verb (used with object), un·puz·zled, un·puz·zling.
Examples from the Web for puzzle
For passengers, beyond the statistics lies a puzzle that has persisted for years.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without access to the site, reporters, social media, and governments put together pieces of the puzzle.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But just picture a puzzle on the ground; say a puzzle of the Trade Center.
Police say that the final pieces of the puzzle were put together in the second week of March.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schindler said this has been a puzzle for the U.S. intelligence community since the days of the cold war.
Was this the deeper harder secret that Elsa sought to probe, this the puzzle to which she asked an answer?The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
Dr. Miller's brows were knit as he tried to puzzle out what had happened.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
After all, it is the ground birds that puzzle the human ologist.A Rambler's lease|Bradford Torrey
Charley remembered something about a molecular lattice, but it didn't make any sense to him, and was only a puzzle.Charley de Milo|Laurence Mark Janifer AKA Larry M. Harris
"You puzzle me utterly," he said, sitting up closer and staring at him.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood