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Overview of noun riddle

The noun riddle has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser

(a difficult problem)

2. riddle

(a coarse sieve (as for gravel))


Overview of verb riddle

The verb riddle has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) riddle

(pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body")

2. (1) riddle

(set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle")

3. riddle, screen

(separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff)

4. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle

(spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks")

5. riddle

(speak in riddles)

6. riddle

(explain a riddle)

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