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Meaning of the mind boggles #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:45 am   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

Test No. incompl/elem-31 "Responses (4)", question 8

Mike: 'It's amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn't it?'
Jane: '.........'

(a) The mind trembles.
(b) The mind wobbles.
(c) The mind stumbles.
(d) The mind boogles.

Test No. incompl/elem-31 "Responses (4)", answer 8

Mike: 'It's amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn't it?'
Jane: 'The mind boogles.'

Correct answer: (d) The mind boogles.

Your answer was: incorrect
Mike: 'It's amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn't it?'
Jane: 'The mind stumbles.'
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Meaning of the mind boggles #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:11 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

Thanks for this. In fact it's a typing mistake and should read: The mind BOGGLES. This means: Thinking about it is quite terrifying - again said in a semi humorous/sarcastic way.
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Meaning of the mind boggles #3 (permalink) Sun Dec 28, 2008 13:24 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

what is the meaning of terrifying and a semi humorous/sarcastic way.,Mr/ Alan?
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Meaning of the mind boggles #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:29 am   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

Dear Asmaa

check the following links I hope your confusion about these words will be removed.

terrify = http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=82085&dict=CALD

humorous = http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=38443&dict=CALD

sarcastic = http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69834&dict=CALD

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Meaning of the mind boggles #5 (permalink) Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:14 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

Hi there
thank you alan, but where it comes from and what is the root
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Meaning of the mind boggles #6 (permalink) Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:44 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

Oh great, I find the detailed explanation in my dictionary.

the mind/imagination `boggles (at sth) (infml ) one can hardly accept or imagine (an idea, a suggestion, etc) as in :My neighbour wears his dressing-gown to work. The mind boggles!

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Meaning of the mind boggles #7 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:21 am   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

I didnt quite get that,,,would you mind giving more sentences?
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Meaning of the mind boggles #8 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 17:19 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

'The mind boggles' indicates that the speaker is astonished or overwhelmed when trying to imagine something.

The mind boggles at the thought of what you could do with all that money if you won the lottery.
A talking dog? the mind boggles at the thought.
He says he is poor but he drives a new Porsche? The mind boggles.
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Meaning of the mind boggles #9 (permalink) Sun Aug 29, 2010 17:33 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

' The mind boogles ' understood the meaning . Beeesneees explained it very well .
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Meaning of the mind boggles #10 (permalink) Sun Aug 29, 2010 17:35 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

' The mind boogles ' understood the meaning . Beeesneees explained it very well .
Thank you.
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Meaning of the mind boggles #11 (permalink) Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:53 am   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

hi ,misskhan
thank,s for dictionary link.
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Meaning of the mind boggles #12 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 22:04 pm   Meaning of the mind boggles
 

I love to do tests like this and thanks for explanations.
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