be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;
"These questions confuse even the experts"
"This question completely threw me"
"This question befuddled even the teacher"
make stupid with alcohol
- The new arrival was befuddled by the rapid-fire conversation.
- Don't befuddle me with all those masses of detail.
- He also fabricates sensational lies to befuddle world opinion.
- John is very amusing when he is completely befuddled.
- The wine had befuddled them.