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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Definitions for flummox

  1. Informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse.

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Citations for flummox
There are things you do that you later learn to regret, that flummox you, unimaginable things that make you pause and reconsider who you really are, what you are capable of. Karen Brown, “The Philter,” Little Sinners and Other Stories, 2012
She'd meant to burn the pieces of Emily's letter immediately, and instead she'd allowed the encounter with Lucy to flummox her so that she'd left them in her pocket. Kate Morton, The Distant Hours, 2010
Origin of flummox
Flummox arose in the early 1800s; its origin is unknown.