stun


1stun

transitive verb \ˈstən\

: to surprise or upset (someone) very much

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

stunnedstun·ning

Full Definition of STUN

1
:  to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow :  daze
2
:  to shock with noise
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

2stun

noun

Definition of STUN

:  the effect of something that stuns :  shock

First Known Use of STUN

1727

stun

transitive verb \ˈstən\   (Medical Dictionary)
stunnedstun·ning

Medical Definition of STUN

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

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