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HI,

Can you check for me if I am correct in these meaning and sentences, please?


He tried hard to baffle/hinder my plan. (Baffle and hinder are the same meaning here)

There roads or rivers mingle at that point. (Join and mingle are the same meaning here)

That kind of the shirt wrinkle/crumple easily. (Wrinkle and crumple are the same meaning here)

I wrinkled my nose at the bad smell.


Thanks in advance.

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Here are some broad comments. I hopeyou realize that dictionaries often include odd and unusual usages.


We baffle a person, not a thing.

We don't say that roads mingle. We say they meet. sam with rivers.

If you wrinkle a shirt, it just looks little untidy.The word 'rumple' makes it a bit more untidy.

We don't normally crumple a shirt. We crumple eg an empty paper bag, by crushing it repeatdly in our hands.

I wrinkled my nose at the bad smell. OK

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Thanks Mr Clive,

But I meant "Crumple" can you teach me which word is better for this sentences to you? are they different in the meaning here, please?

That kind of the shirt wrinkle/crumple easily.

Also

Can you give me the example usage of the "Baffle" and "Hinder" please?

As you are aware our dictionaries always provide us strange meanings, I found it doesn't really conform to modern and today English at all.


Thanks in advance again.

Can you give me example usages of the "Baffle" and "Hinder" please?

As you are aware our dictionaries always provide us strange meanings, I found they don't really conform to modern and today English at all.

Since you have said, crumble is a wrong word for the cloths. How about "Crease" or "Wrinkle"?

That kind of the shirt wrinkle/crease easily.

That kind of the material wrinkle/crease easily then others.

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The word crumple is not used for clothes. Use wrinkle.

The change in her attitude baffled him. He didn't understand it at all.

He was hindered in writing his novel because his wife was sick and he had to take care of his 3 little children.

Thanks, appreciate.