To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.
- To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
- To shy away or be overcome with fright or astonishment: "The mind now boggling at all the numbers on the table, both sides agreed to a recess of an hour” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
- To act ineptly or inefficiently; bungle.
- To cause to be overcome, as with fright or astonishment.
- To botch; bungle.