To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.
To practice deceit.
To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.
A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.
A deflector, as a plate or wall, so arranged across a furnace or boiler flue as to mingle the hot gases and deflect them against the substance to be heated.
A grating or plate across a channel or pipe conveying water, gas, or the like, by which the flow is rendered more uniform in different parts of the cross section of the stream; -- used in measuring the rate of flow, as by means of a weir.
A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.
If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull. W. C. Fields
Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you. William Feather
They baffle me where they go with the storylines... we used to be a Golden Globe winning show. Jeremy London