To muddle daze or partly stupefy as with liquor
- reason to be puzzled emotionally
- To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, much like alcohol.
"to make utterly perplexed," from be- + muse (compare amuse); attested from 1735 but most likely older, as Pope (1705) punned onto it as "devoted entirely on Muses."
(v. t.) To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, just like liquor.