puzzle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: perplex, confuse

Her recent strange behavior puzzled us.
That question puzzled even the pundits.
Unusual symptoms rarely puzzle him for long.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Experiencer_obj
PropBank: puzzle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: attempt to solve, think through

Commentary: Includes: PUZZLE OUT, PUZZLE OVER

We puzzled over her recent strange behavior.
They puzzled over the unfamiliar growth in the back lot.
His eyes squinted as he puzzled out where he had gone wrong.
He puzzled and puzzled, 'til his puzzler was sore. --Dr. Suess

VerbNet: marvel-31.3-8
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
puzzle_over 1
puzzle_out 1