baffle

baffle(
bah
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fuhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to perplex)
a. desconcertar
His behavior baffles me. I never know where I stand with him.Su comportamiento me desconcierta. Con él nunca sé a qué atenerme.
b. dejar desconcertado
The new regulations are so complex they have baffled many customers.El nuevo reglamento es tan complejo que dejó desconcertados a muchos de los clientes.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That they've waited so long before doing anything about it really baffles me.No puedo entender que esperaran tanto para hacer algo al respecto.
We're baffled that he was released from prison after just one year.Nos quedamos atónitos cuando lo pusieron en libertad tan solo un año después de haber entrado en prisión.
2. (to thwart)
a. frustrar (advance, plans, efforts)
In an attempt to baffle the advance of the enemy, they blew up the bridge they had crossed.En un intento de frustrar el avance enemigo, volaron el puente que acababan de cruzar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (audio)
a. el bafle
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
These foam baffles will improve the quality of sound from your speakers.Estos bafles de espuma mejorarán la calidad de sonido de tus altavoces.
4. (physics and mechanics)
a. el deflector
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Baffles in front of the bulbs mean that light is focused directly on the exhibits.Los deflectores colocados delante de los focos hacen que la luz incida directamente sobre los objetos expuestos.
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baffle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (confuse)
a. desconcertar
to be baffledestar desconcertado(a) or atónito(a)
I'm baffled as to why she did itno logro entender por qué lo hizo
2. (foil; plot, attempt)
a. frustrar
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baffle [ˈbæfl]
transitive verb
1 (perplex) desconcertar
at times you baffle me a veces me desconciertas; the problem baffles me el problema me tiene perplejo; no le veo solución alguna al problema; the police are baffled la policía está desconcertada or perpleja
the crime baffled the police for months
2 (frustrate) [+progress] impedir; [+plan, attempt] frustrar
it baffles description es imposible describirlo
noun
(also baffle board) (also baffle plate) deflector (m); (Rad) pantalla (f) acústica;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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