cause difficulty in the effort to explain or understand
make a great effort of the mind in order to understand or find the answer to a difficult question
problem or toy that is designed to test a person's knowledge, ingenuity, skill, etc.
question that is difficult to understand or answer; mystery
"he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"
"that's a real puzzler"
"This beats me!"
"Got me--I don't know the answer!"
"a vexing problem"
"This question really stuck me"
"We puzzled over her sudden departure"
The result would be..utter puzzle and bewilderment.
出自： M. Arnold
Thou art more puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog.
出自：Twelfth Night , Shakespeare
The question has always puzzled me.
出自： E. Peacock
他在仔细察看地图,想找出最容易穿过山区的道路。 puzzle about wh-to-v
We puzzled for two months about where to put you.
为了安置你,我们苦思了两个月。 puzzle sth about sth
They all puzzled their brains about the problem.
他们都冥思苦想这个问题。 puzzle sb about wh-to-v
The student was puzzled about what to do next.
He puzzled out the mystery story before he finished the book.
It's good for students to puzzle things out for themselves.
I puzzled it out and made a translation of it.
I've never been able to puzzle her out, and still can't.
我一直对她捉摸不透,到现在还是这样。 puzzle out wh-to-v
We finally puzzled out how to open the box.
我们最后终于想出怎样打开盒子。 puzzle out wh-clause
I've tried for weeks to puzzle out what could have made Mary so angry that she hasn't written to us.
I've been trying to puzzle out which piece of work is most urgent.
They puzzled over the question for quite a while.
这问题他们想了很久。 puzzle oneself/sb over sth
He puzzled himself over the matter.
She was puzzled over the decision.
She was puzzled over his strange behaviour.