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(past & past part. fuddled; pres. part. fuddling)
Make stupid with alcohol.  Synonym: befuddle.
Consume alcohol.  Synonyms: booze, drink.
Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.  Synonyms: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, throw.  "This question completely threw me" , "This question befuddled even the teacher"

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"Fuddle" Quotes from Famous Books

... all was the grip of a foreign bureaucracy and a selfish Church tightening slowly, squeezing out the nation's life, grasping and holding fast its wealth. No man any longer made any demand except to be allowed to earn what would buy whisky enough to fuddle him into temporary forgetfulness of the present misery and the ...
— Hyacinth - 1906 • George A. Birmingham

... fishes: But the lord of Flint castle's no lord worth a louse, For he keeps ne'er a drop of good drink in his house; But in a small house near unto 't there was store Of such ale as, thank God, I ne'er tasted before; And surely the Welsh are not wise of their fuddle, For this had the taste and complexion of puddle. From thence then we marched, full as dry as we came, My guide before prancing, his steed no more lame, O'er hills and o'er valleys uncouth and uneven, Until 'twixt the hours of twelve and eleven, More hungry and ...
— Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete • George Gilfillan

... dinners at the Temple has not heard the story of Sergeant Wilkins, who, on drinking a pot of stout in the middle of the day, explained that, as he was about to appear in court, he thought it right to fuddle his brain down to the intellectual standard of a British jury. This merry thought, two hundred and fifty years since, was currently attributed to Sir John Millicent, of Cambridgeshire, of whom it is ...
— A Book About Lawyers • John Cordy Jeaffreson

... the College: Don't go away, they have had their Dose of Fuddle: Stay but a little While, and as soon as he is gone, we will discourse ...
— Colloquies of Erasmus, Volume I. • Erasmus

... crowded last night, and the air was impregnated to choking point with smoke and evil exhalations. The noisy times on Saturdays come at 2 p.m., and from ten till closing time. In the afternoon a few labourers fuddle themselves before they go home to dinner, and there is a good deal of slavering incoherence to be heard. From seven to eight in the evening the men drop in, and a vague murmur begins; the murmur grows louder and more confused ...
— The Chequers - Being the Natural History of a Public-House, Set Forth in - a Loafer's Diary • James Runciman

... seat him in the nearest puddle; The solace this, whereof he's most assured: And when upon his rump the leeches hang and fuddle, He'll be of ...
— Faust • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

... you good, and I takes what does me good.' 'No,' says I, 'you takes what does you harm.' 'Ah, but,' says he, 'who's to say just where good ends and harm begins? Tom Roades takes a quart more nor me, and yet he's called to be a sober man; I suppose 'cos he don't fuddle so soon.' Well, but to come back to my poor butty's misfortune. There he lay almost crushed out of all shape, with lots of broken bones. They sends for the doctor, and he says— 'You must keep him quiet. Nurse him well; and whatever ye do, don't let him touch a drop ...
— Frank Oldfield - Lost and Found • T.P. Wilson

... sigh of gusto, Sheriff gulped down number two and put the glass on the floor. "No," he said; "no more. They're heavenly, I'll grant, but no more. We shall want very clear heads for what's in front of us, and I'm not going to fuddle mine for a commencement. I can tell you we have been very nearly wrecked already. It was only by the skin of my teeth I managed to collar Master Kettle. I only got him because I happened to know ...
— A Master of Fortune • Cutcliffe Hyne

... canoe floated. "It iss not improbaple that my house will pe goin' down the river like a post, but that iss nothing—not anything at all—when there will pe such a destruction goin' on all over the settlement whatever. It iss fery coot of you, oo ay. I will put my fuddle into the canoe, an' my sister she will pe ready at wance.—Wass you ...
— The Red Man's Revenge - A Tale of The Red River Flood • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Fuddle" :   soak, bib, intoxicate, put off, wine, bewilder, disorderliness, clutter, claret, carry, tipple, pose, disorientate, gravel, have, consume, disorder, vex, booze, puzzle, port, stupefy, jumble, get, demoralize, flummox, take in, nonplus, disconcert, take, perplex, rummage, ingest, flurry, baffle, be, stick, bar hop, amaze, inebriate, mystify, hold, dumbfound, beat, souse, throw, hit it up, tope, tank, pub-crawl, disorient

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