英文释义 (transitive verb) To confuse, surprise, and thwart someone, usually preventing progress or success. 使……混乱，混淆/ If someone or something confounds you, they make you feel surprised or confused, often by showing you that your opinions or expectations of them were wrong. 使吃惊; 使困惑
例句 EXAMPLE: The narrow, winding streets of the strange city confounded the visitor, and he soon became completely lost.
He momentarily confounded his critics by his cool handling of the hostage crisis.
His behaviour confounded her.
The news has confounded our plans.
I always confounded him with his twin brother.
Don’t confound public affairs with private ones.
Confound it! 去你的!讨厌!该死!
Confound that silly fool! 那个混蛋!
短语 in broad daylight
英文释义 (INFORMAL) Clear and sufficient natural light in which everything is visible.
例句 EXAMPLE: My aunts purse was stolen from her in broad daylight yesterday, not in some dark alley.
But what makes the rich’s behaviour so galling for many critics is that their two greatest crimes were committed in broad daylight, as they were part of the system itself.
galling ：irritating, exasperating, or bitterly humiliating 使愤怒的; 羞辱性的；难堪的；使烦恼的；擦伤人的