baffle (v.) Old form(s): baffel'd
[of a knight] publicly disgrace, treat with infamy
1H4 I.ii.101[Falstaff to Prince Hal] call me a villain and baffle me
R2 I.i.170[Mowbray to King Richard] I am disgraced, impeached, and baffled here
TN II.v.156[Malvolio to himself] I will baffle Sir Toby [or: sense 2]
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