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Noun

Singular
riddle

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  1. A verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature, such as "It's black, and white, and red all over. What is it?"
  2. A sieve.

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Verb

Infinitive
to riddle

Third person singular
riddles

Simple past
riddled

Past participle
-

Present participle
riddling

to riddle (third-person singular simple present riddles, present participle riddling, simple past and past participle riddled)
  1. to fill with holes
    The shots from his gun began to riddle the target.
  2. to fill or spread throughout; to pervade
    Your argument is riddled with errors.
  3. to solve, answer, or explicate a riddle or question
    Riddle me this...., meaning Answer the following question.
  4. to put something through a sieve
    You have to riddle the gravel before you lay it on the road.

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