Definition of nonplus:
find, gravel, stump, bind, adhere, devil, have, begin, let, incur, experience, dumbfound, puzzle, rag, set about, bewilder, put someone at a loss, obtain, draw, circumvent, arrive, stun, capture, nark, astound, receive, discountenance, spoil, position, outwit, bilk, get, scramble, cleave, suffer, get under one's skin, annoy, fetch, stick by, fix, pound, start, catch, sit, deposit, throw, pay off, bond, affect, mystify, mother, set out, besot, posture, acquire, drum, put, outsmart, wash up, hold fast, worry, beget, thrum, fluster, present, beat up, cling, disturb, overreach, foil, nettle, disconcert, cross, cause, personate, study at confuse, get to, cohere, irritate, place, confound, generate, go, drive, pay back, pulsate, shake up, crush, chafe, engender, make, baffle, beat out, perplex, pose, bother, stay, regulate, confuse, lay, get at, tucker out, lodge, discombobulate, rattle, ticktack, bring, vex, take, astonish, amaze, start out, knowledge, scram, confound, set, abash, discomfit, get down, wedge, stir up, exhaust, stick, stupefy, thump, shell, induce, rile, tick, quiver, raise up, stimulate, stick to, faze, complicate, trounce, sting, sire, commove, bugger off, commence, ticktock, flummox, agitate, grow, flap, stand by, model, stay put, work over, outfox, frustrate, impersonate, convey, thwart, arrest, come, tucker, buzz off, father, scotch, aim, become, sustain, bring forth, vanquish, stick around, beat, contract, develop, bunk, bemuse, produce, mortify.
The attentive reader will recollect that certain freebooting Swedes had become very troublesome in this quarter in the latter part of the reign of William the Testy, setting at naught the proclamations of that veritable potentate, and putting his admiral, the intrepid Jan Jensen Alpendam, to a perfect nonplus.- "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
- "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.