PUZ'ZLE, verb transitive [from the root of pose, which see.]
1. To perplex; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to gravel.
A shrewd disputant in those points, is dexterous in puzzling others.
He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.
2. To make intricate; to entangle.
The ways of heaven are dark and intricate,
Puzzl'd in mazes and perplex'd with error.
PUZ'ZLE, verb intransitive To be bewildered; to be awkward.
PUZ'ZLE, noun Perplexity; embarrassment.