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stun

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transitive verb \ˈstən\

Simple Definition of stun

  • : to surprise or upset (someone) very much

  • : to cause (someone) to suddenly become very confused, very dizzy, or unconscious

Full Definition of stun

stunnedstun·ning

  1. 1 :  to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow :  daze

  2. 2 :  to shock with noise

  3. 3 :  to overcome especially with paralyzing astonishment or disbelief

Examples of stun

  1. The angry criticism stunned them.

  2. His old friends were stunned at his success.

  3. She sat in stunned disbelief.

  4. There was a stunned expression on her face.

  5. weapons that can stun people temporarily



Origin of stun

Middle English stonen, stunen, from Anglo-French estoner — more at astonish


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with stun


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stun

noun

Definition of stun

  1. :  the effect of something that stuns :  shock



1727

First Known Use of stun

1727


Medical Dictionary

stun

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transitive verb \ˈstən\

Medical Definition of stun

stunnedstun·ning

  1. :  to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow





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