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Đồng nghĩa: bewilder, confound, mystify, perplex, puzzle,


To confound or perplex someone
puzzle bewilder confuse perplex confound mystify beat flummox bemuse disconcert stump buffalo discombobulate faze fox gravel nonplus throw amaze floor maze pose addle astound bamboozle befog befuddle disorient elude fog fuddle get muddle muddy vex wilder dumbfound obfuscate daze embarrass rattle set someone thinking stick stun be all Greek to mix up boggle the mind of make someone scratch their head cause to be at a stand stupefy fluster distract flabbergast astonish frustrate stagger surprise take aback throw off balance discompose upset unsettle disturb unnerve shake disorientate dismay ruffle overwhelm discomfit perturb blow one's mind startle go to one's head shake up throw off foil defeat put off worry abash thwart stymie agitate catch off balance bring up short bother bowl over psych out put someone off their stroke shock trouble discountenance get to disquiet cloud escape bedevil obscure defy blur complicate flurry stumble take by surprise discourage balk snow deter unbalance intoxicate inebriate make punchy baulk set thinking demoralize mortify stop someone in their tracks strike dumb blow away knock sideways knock for six daunt be beyond paralyse demoralise ball up paralyze put out of countenance alarm muddy the waters mess with one's head put someone off their stride dizzy make someone's head spin set someone back on their heels cause someone to lose their composure throw into a tizz put into a flap unhinge stick it to derange becloud dull tie somebody in knots confusticate snooker set one thinking confuscate make unclear wonder mull stir profundicate outwit humiliate shame daydream moon stop chagrin dislocate leave open-mouthed leave aghast put down get at harass dishearten rock knock out exercise dumfound undo dispirit gather wool pipe dream throw for loop thunderstrike affect metagrobolize put at a loss be too much for involve beset thicken tangle surprize overpower boggle the mind encumber jumble entangle overcome devastate deject bring someone up short cause to lose your bearings screw up muck ravel fill with wonder fill with amazement boggle distress hinder bug disarrange dazzle knock the stuffing out of someone conquer consternate put someone off benumb numb make nervous mix you up surpass challenge panic sap foul up knock the stuffing out of hit like a ton of bricks petrify disorder snarl up catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares chill psych upset apple cart intimidate unman repel exceed withstand awe overawe cow be beyond someone be forgotten by pour cold water on throw cold water on subdue frighten beggar bully scare make anxious make uneasy terrorize browbeat terrify destabilize jolt blind destabilise terrorise pull the rug from under put off one's stroke pull the rug out from under distemper concern discomfort fuss ail frazzle alarum derail hagride freak out weird out annoy render speechless spook hassle provoke irritate knock for a loop irk stir up take someone's breath away impress horrify appal displease shatter excite sicken electrify plague pester needle appall throw a curve pother throw into a tizzy craze make waves move fret disorganize disrupt strike touch offend outrage mess up snafu hurry bustle anger sadden grieve turn dement put one away knock over disappoint jar take your breath away crush knock over with feather afflict depress blow someone's mind take the wind out of your sails flip make a scene give a turn let down give a hard time give someone a turn muddle up bedaze mistake nettle gobsmack heat hit spring on masker dash delight harry take someone aback bedazzle disillusion down displace discommode rummage disarray make fretful boggle someone's mind bring around strike with awe take one's breath away spring something on cause wonder besot affright disgruntle disenchant gnaw at take breath away give a shock put out of action make speechless put away throw for a loop fill with consternation put the wind up someone louse up muck up work up put on edge send into a spin disarm throw into confusion revolt disgust knock one's socks off be unbelievable blow one away throw into uproar throw into disorder scandalize nauseate knock senseless rouse pique badger arouse intrude pain tire gall interfere traumatize prostrate hurt inconvenience ride set back put the wind up uncalm undermine weaken enfeeble enervate burn up get in the way torment peeve wound nark indispose miff overmaster oppress swamp whelm spellbind rock the boat get on someone's wick incapacitate hurt somebody's feelings get someone bum out fire up wind up egg on get across turn on hack off tick off lay up flip out cramp give someone grief key up pick on debilitate demean antagonize traumatise scandalise antagonise insult make emotional discredit dishonour give offence to make self-conscious make awkward make ashamed show up make uncomfortable own dishonor hang up make a monkey of tease put in a spot put in a hole put on the spot give a bad time catch one short wreck run circles around snow under hit for six steamroller do in downgrade leave speechless sweep someone off their feet grind subordinate destroy kill completely surprise make someone's blood run cold raise someone's eyebrows gross out shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks put out rattle one's cage flutter hustle quicken crack unstring frenzy loco madden infatuate enrage inflame drive mad


To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
frustrate foil thwart check hinder balk block obstruct baulk beat checkmate defeat discomfit prevent upset bar deflect divert circumvent dash disappoint impede ruin hamper stop stymie cramp curb inhibit hold up forestall restrain trammel scupper scotch fetter snooker hold back handicap interfere with crimp halt hobble derail counter hamstring hang up outwit cumber cripple encumber clog bilk delay cramp one's style arrest put a stop to shackle put the kibosh on retard foul up spoil manacle embarrass hog-tie short-circuit handcuff tie up get in the way oppose throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of nobble do for crab restrict put paid to stand in the way of slow down nip in the bud nullify neutralize counteract neutralise screw up louse up upset the apple cart put the mockers on give the slip put a spoke in someone's wheel set back entangle smash avoid undo elude confound stall dodge cross stump root duck disconcert obviate constrain put the stopper on prohibit deter take down rattle upset one's apple cart debar interrupt put a brake on interfere bork be a hindrance to get in the way of bind throw a spanner in the works overcome quash stifle overturn negate queer conquer sidestep cancel annul snafu escape shun evade confuse preclude traverse brake eschew disrupt chill corner shake skirt head off forbid cook someone's goose play off contravene slow curtail take wind out of spike someone's guns ditch faze queer someone's pitch repress mess up give the run around inconvenience throw monkey wrench in shake off dam stonewall choke steer clear of close off give a hard time shut off shut down drag one's feet choke off shut out chain hold off cut off countermove worst offset buck throw inc triumph gain vanquish throw a curve bridle freeze puzzle saddle with weigh down leash tie tie one's hands debilitate mystify scuttle invalidate suppress repel squash nonplus repulse parry flummox put the damper on put a damper on promote skip juke buffalo bollix blank counterplot bury avert dish put on hold dead-end pigeonhole throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner shelve hang fire pour cold water on throw cold water on bottleneck muzzle burden blight shuffle off cause setback get the better of put end to beat down take wind out of sails resist dampen run circles around give the run-around run rings around box in throw a spoke in the wheel of cloud halt in its tracks throw a monkey wrench in the works rule out crush wreak havoc with confront burst one's bubble keep lid on defend against turn aside stave ward fend off stave off ward off keep off intercept put an end to forfend interdict cool keep at bay cork limit anticipate decelerate crool banjax detain lick bypass postpone defer put the lid on miss upset the applecart dash one's hope slow up put back keep back slacken stay affect disturb remit suspend tamper influence lessen bring to screeching halt down decrease hesitate let up loaf back off falter bog down mire reduce dawdle flag cheat loiter poke bog retardate render null and void intermit jam incommode conflict trouble discommode lose shirk finesse scape shuck body-swerve slip through the net of stay away from lead on a merry chase fly sneak away weasel out of get around escape the clutches of get away from end-run slip out shy leave behind escape from give someone a wide berth run away from shuffle out of give the runaround break away from keep distance flee skin confine impair sabotage damage control mar withhold hold close injure hurt keep smother weaken undermine diminish put off barricade compromise enfeeble harm block off straiten destroy clog up regulate moderate rein in subdue fill catch plug subvert hold down hold in blockade squelch constrict disable vitiate stem contain break wreck gag congest seal stuff block up occlude stopper ban quell cordon off isolate shut in stop up stultify turn off pick off outlaw bung up threaten plug up pause discontinue muffle deny stamp out disadvantage throttle sandbag sap discourage withstand strangle blemish pre-empt govern tame bloody flaw obscure endamage guard clot choke back entrammel protract hem in put an stop to help prolong make late cross up cut short stem the flow of defend cut out tie down gum up hold over proscribe hold off on cramp someone's style still circumscribe sink estop exclude delimit swallow eat away unsettle emasculate shatter stunt staunch deteriorate quelch capture dissuade rein make illegal damp down kill wound deny access destabilize enjoin disallow enervate embargo nix blunt draw up tarnish disqualify commandeer keep waiting taboo measure rule overload circumnavigate pull up disfigure deface prorogue challenge embog fill up fetch up get out of charge corrode debase keep under control adjourn take out bung prejudice torpedo make impossible pull in keep in check crash fight back put at a disadvantage bottle up preempt deprive procrastinate block out close up close out destabilise second-guess table reschedule disadvise scare rough up quiet be detrimental to place at a disadvantage keep a lid on bite back mothball continue cut back lock up bring to a standstill put out of commission respite put over put the brakes on cool off do harm to get ahead of get in before extend lose speed talk out of keep within bounds lay on the table put out of action take a rain check on set aside put on the back burner beat someone to the punch beat someone to it put on ice beat someone to the draw put in cold storage provide against steal a march on give rain check head off at pass hold in abeyance close down switch off strangle at birth straitjacket erode consume tie someone down dissuade from use up wear away clobber crack down on tie-up cap finish something finish off act against nip something in the bud cause to wait cause to stay net enmesh ensnare oppress bother caulk snag sideline veto entrap whittle silence deaden pocket submerge extinguish prevent from making progress constipate screen make difficult tether boycott blacklist complicate wall off choke up pack stanch jam up impose limits on set limits on quench mute overpower give disadvantage put a crimp in forefend temper ostracize make an end of bring to a close get bogged down put the brakes on take out of play jeopardize obturate stand fence drag feet hold captive clip someone's wings criminalize garrote garrotte shush bring an end to worsen bottle terminate stand in the way impoverish ravage dam up glut silt up monkey with slam on the brakes ease up peg discipline beat somebody to it act in advance of prepare for be one step ahead of be early lag abate put straitjacket on discountenance bring up gunge up spike censor afflict incapacitate taint annihilate devitalize depress trash dismantle corrupt not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of temporise temporize dally give a rain check take a raincheck keep in abeyance imprison incarcerate intern rebuff quit cease qualify reef bit ostracise disfavour disfavor warn indispose frighten deprecate gainsay duel contradict impugn combat negative disaffirm contest fight dispute hedge declare taboo criminalise clutter up stand still scorch wither batter shock blast put a limit on come to a standstill make it impossible for make it impracticable for stand off peter out not move slacken pace give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no lock in coop up fence in jail necessitate gaol close in immure concuss shotgun keep in detract from shake up jeopardise smash up muck up wrong back-water cut down lose steam wind down anchor it cool down put on brakes devalue tweak unfit devaluate ding cheapen total be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to button up keep the lid on keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on hit the brakes let down flaps make impracticable cause detriment to wreak havoc on damp be deleterious to play for time treat harshly disarrange disorder disorganize have a negative effect on have a bad effect on hedge out save let make useless lose strength put half nelson on drive a nail into the coffin of do a disservice to tell against treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on convulse go against shutdown immobilize derange turn upside-down refrain from cause confusion in throw into disarray cause turmoil in throw into disorder throw into confusion render powerless monopolize foresee predict forecast envision preoccupy project expect make a mess of devastate demolish monopolise carry over immobilise paralyse do in waive lengthen lay over act like a wet blanket bankrupt cruel make a hash of euchre seize put out of business bring to an end bring to standstill bring someone to their knees bring to naught wipe out bring to a stop pull the plug on load blow a hole in play havoc with take withhold from refuse make up for deny yourself break the habit of skip out on kick steer clear shrink from abstain renounce keep from desist desist from stay away forbear give up abstain from restrain from counterbalance do without shy from leave off forgo forbear from paralyze expropriate grab snatch overwhelm saddle attack ambush botch strain shut disempower whittle away appropriate interlope shortstop accost interpose hijack tackle waylay buttonhole laden weight lumber demoralise demoralize attenuate mine dig soften tunnel dent wear rain on someone's parade pounce on take on lade pile freight drag through the mud dig out hollow out clip one's wings chip away at knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of poke full of holes swoop down on cut in take away yoke lock out make off with dump on snow under bear down on snow overburden make heavy


To beat in a competition of wits
outsmart outfox outwit fox outjockey outmaneuver outmanoeuvre outplay outslick outthink out-think overreach trick bamboozle beat best bewilder cap cheat circumvent con confuse deceive defeat defraud dupe finagle goose gull gyp have hoax hoodwink jip juke mislead outdo outgeneral outguess overcome swindle top worst be cleverer than end run fake out figure out lead astray take in get the better of make a fool of make rings round run rings round steal a march on put one over on pull a fast one on outperform go one better than delude beguile fool sting misguide double-cross cozen ensnare hornswoggle do snooker sucker entrap inveigle rook seduce shaft rip off bilk diddle swizzle kid gammon catch gaff stiff humbug spoof juggle snow bunco misinform lead on burn buffalo euchre bluff mulct scam sharp suck in victimize take to the cleaners have on victimise string along chicane rope in pull one's leg pull a swifty on pull something sell a pup to pull the wool over somebody's eyes dust take for a ride jerk around flimflam betray fleece screw fiddle hose hustle skin shortchange chisel bleed stick chouse lead up the garden path short pluck ream squeeze skunk thimblerig take advantage of nobble shake down do in exploit do a number on lure sandbag illude sell milk clip entice give someone a bum steer tempt jive bait pull the wool over one's eyes lead one down the garden path put on gouge set up rob fake fudge pull a fast one manipulate decoy wheedle manoeuvre embezzle pull the wool over someone's eyes trap befool maneuver goldbrick gazump mousetrap lie stitch up cajole take someone for a ride do the dirty on sell down the river disinform sell out take overcharge impose on double-deal short-change distort throw off the scent sell a pup put on the wrong track coax hook disappoint swizz stab in the back thwart caboodle sweet-talk frame prevaricate jockey catch out rush shuck cross fabricate misstate misrepresent steal falsify lie to pretend pervert take someone in run a game on screw over pull somebody's leg sell a bill of goods to allure send on a wild goose chase persuade solicit joke soft-soap induce woo foil misdirect feign play sham trim frustrate pilfer banter jolly doublespeak finesse take to cleaners affect plunder mock cuckold play a trick on use butter up propagandize wangle soak dissimulate propagandise two-time backstab dissemble gaslight influence play away step out have someone on pull fast one put one over on someone pull someone's leg four-flush cover up double-talk sell a bill of goods do out of give the shaft pull a fast one on someone double deal pass off let down put on an act put on false front throw dust in someone's eyes lead up garden path wrong steer bait and switch put up a front do someone in the eye give wrong information to pull wool over eyes play trick on put up smoke screen gip duck weasel dodge troll make a monkey of make somebody look an idiot deke impose slip out cop out worm one's way out of beat around the bush stretch the rules bend the rules pull something funny stack the cards hit below the belt sell someone down the river tease stump pull in flirt pigeon bilk of extort filch trifle fix dally toy coquet slip something over on wanton bunk enchant entrance charm attract wind up put someone up to something abuse heist entangle enmesh hypnotize bewitch dazzle blind mesmerize captivate spellbind welsh defy play a jest on play a prank on play a joke on murphy despoil trip up be sold a pup win over play a practical joke on sway contrive play dirty ruin blag impose upon take for cross up give the runaround impress elude rebel against disobey belie make a fool of somebody catfish send on a wild-goose chase play joke on beat out of take for ride throw play games with make a sucker of prey on flam bleed dry lead somebody down the garden path play-act psych out fit up bias lead down the garden path give the wrong impression take to the cleaner's do number on sucker into hypnotise mesmerise shave challenge toy with trifle with dally with play with fail lay a trap for pull wool over play for a fool hocus-pocus be disloyal to split break faith with be unfaithful to play false make use of play for a sucker be disloyal be dishonest go back on be unfaithful play games stage-manage pull strings pull wires twist around your little finger string someone along hack draw machinate rig yuck yuk jest jape fun josh quip gag wisecrack chaff play fast and loose with invite doctor engineer lirt crib blench rogue belirt simulate counterfeit pull mastermind cook steer profess assume bribe rag ridicule bother game allege interfere with find a loophole in tinker with fudge with fiddle with exploit a loophole in tamper with blandish flatter come on to take out fast talk give bum steer break the rules sweep off one's feet act claim fib blarney aspire impersonate purport palaver let on pass yourself off as make out pass for lay claim masquerade be deceitful stonewall malinger be hypocritical fish jazz claim falsely whitewash shuck and jive make sport of poke fun at make fun of yank somebody's chain urge talk into get round bootlick soften stroke crowd tantalize oil prevail on push brownnose massage soap tantalise exaggerate perjure equivocate rub the right way work over make up to suck up to play up to get next to get around lay it on thick build up spread it on hand a line work on sweeten up argue into apple polish misspeak palter bull overdraw misinstruct forswear BS be economical with the truth frame someone not speak the truth perjure yourself make up a story tell stories invent a story lie through one's teeth be untruthful break promise make believe tell a lie lack candor forswear oneself bear false witness say something untrue tell an untruth commit perjury not tell the truth fake it tell a falsehood stretch the truth tell a white lie perjure oneself tell untruths forswear yourself tell a terminological inexactitude concoct a story be forsworn depart from the truth


To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
tantalize entice tease titillate torment torture allure bait beguile excite fascinate intrigue lead on lure provoke taunt tempt annoy badger bedevil beleaguer charm frustrate gnaw harass harry pester plague thwart worry flirt with keep hanging wind up keep hanging on make mouth water keep someone hanging on make someone's mouth water mock ridicule deride chaff needle rib ride rag heckle goad hassle guy twit rally gibe haze quiz bother sledge scoff at jeer at slam put down poke fun at make sport of swipe at take the piss out of make fun of insult jeer sneer revile sneer at get at gibe at jab twitter flout reproach scorn affront offend dump on lout disdain criticize scout slap dig outrage criticise upbraid kid josh joke jive razz satirize roast banter fun chiack slang irritate aggravate shuck smoke rot hector vex importune devil nudge disturb spoof dog sound snap satirise laugh at have on send up jibe at pull someone's leg make jokes about put on flout at poke borak at be at be sarcastic about make a monkey of take the mickey out of pick on goof on poke mullock at give a hard time lead somebody on pull somebody's leg rag on mess around sling off at tantalise jest lampoon parody jape scoff fool caricature quip jolly fool around mimic wisecrack pillory make a monkey out of gag burlesque yuck yuk fool about jibe skewer treat with contempt laugh to scorn pooh-pooh hoot make a fool of treat contemptuously boo abuse travesty humiliate pan call names fleer shoot down show up have someone on heap scorn on pretend laugh wind someone up belittle pull one's leg make a game of hound play a joke on joke with interrupt mess knock barrack take the mickey hoax hiss shout down raz cartoon deflate expose unmask contemn shout at hold up to shame hold up to ridicule pull someone's chain show contempt play tricks mess about play a prank take off play a practical joke play the fool run down hurl insults at rail at make a laughing-stock disparage kid around play make fun frazzle persecute be facetious raspberry trick takeoff flip prank divert entertain gird irk nark gall buffoon play a practical joke on pun sally get show contempt for pasquinade feign act sham fake amuse stay ridge bone nag anger thumb nose at squib disrupt play a trick on pour scorn on tear to pieces take a rise out of get a rise out of imitate make a joke of hack you off have a joke with dismiss despise get on the nerves of be on the back of rail counterfeit take for a ride snicker at smile at snigger at get in the hair of slag off pull your leg be scornful about discount disbelieve reject discredit discomfit bully dis rattle faze embarrass disconcert chivy clown around clown about make light of fleer at scout at lead up the garden path frolic gambol dig at bite one's thumb at put on an act make believe catcall butt in make game of have somebody on tell somebody stories shout catcalls at muck around muck someone about shout disapproval shout disapproval at comeback hiss at boo at hoot at blow raspberries whistle at snipe catcall at shuck someone mess someone around make a monkey out of someone rot someone play a joke play a trick mess someone about put someone on blow raspberries at poke fun cock a snook at make a crack expose to ridicule make someone a laughing stock laugh out of court


Conduct a discussion or argument in an evasive way
fence hedge prevaricate quibble equivocate evade flannel shift stall tergiversate vacillate dodge parry stonewall be ambiguous be evasive be non-committal be vague cavil palter shilly-shally waffle avoid contest duck feint foil maneuver manoeuvre outwit parry questions pussyfoot around shirk sidestep dodge the issue duck the issue duck the question fudge the issue sidestep the issue fight off beat about the bush mince one's words pussyfoot fudge weasel hum and haw temporize temporise beg the question beat around the bush sit on the fence shuffle lie fib waver jive falsify con tergiverse evade the issue shuffle about stall for time hem and haw avoid the issue blow hot and cold deceive skirt the issue be noncommittal play it close to the vest fabricate invent distort misrepresent dither misstate exaggerate dissemble garble misspeak belie play one's cards close to one's chest dodge the question straddle an issue give nothing away put off phony up put on stretch the truth give a false colour to circumvent bypass balk baulk hesitate fend off skirt round avoid answering eschew escape elude adumbrate shuck double-talk flip-flop be equivocal about be evasive about quibble about get out of not pay not give a straight answer to cop out of beat around bush find a way round beat about the bush about cop out run around mince words cover up straddle the fence tell white lie give run around pass the buck cop a plea cloud the issue procrastinate delay tarry be indecisive hang back gain time use delaying tactics play for time hold back hang fire filibuster defer kick the can down the road skirt ramble fake fluctuate swither falter haver shift ground about gloss over dilly-dally change yo-yo play a waiting game avoid committing oneself blather blandish blarney beguile use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision take your time change one's mind use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk hedge one's bets shuffle around give the run around postpone divert distract take one's time hold over drag one's feet buy time

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