|Origin:||confondre 'to ruin, destroy', from Latin confundere 'to pour together, confuse', from com- ( COM-) + fundere 'to pour'|
to confuse and surprise people by being unexpected:
His amazing recovery confounded the medical specialists.
to prove someone or something wrong
confound the critics/pundits/experts etc
United's new striker confounded the critics with his third goal in as many games.
to defeat an enemy, plan etc
if a problem etc confounds you, you cannot understand it or solve it:
Her question completely confounded me.
used to show that you are annoyed with someone or something