concuss

verb
con·​cuss | \ kən-ˈkəs How to pronounce concuss (audio) \
concussed; concussing; concusses

Definition of concuss

transitive verb

: to affect with or as if with concussion

Examples of concuss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miller was concussed in Week 15's loss to New England. Tyler Dragon, Cincinnati.com, "Zac Taylor on Germaine Pratt: Certainly a lot of positives that we're excited about," 20 Dec. 2019 In the third quarter, Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson got concussed from a vicious hit by Browns safety Damarious Randall, who was ejected. Tom Withers, Houston Chronicle, "Helmet-swinging incident mars end of Browns' win over Steelers," 14 Nov. 2019 Hodges, summoned Sunday after Mason Rudolph was concussed in the loss to the Ravens, may get his first career start Sunday night in Carson. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Redskins’ decline deepens under Daniel Snyder, but don’t compare him to Dean Spanos," 7 Oct. 2019 In the third quarter, Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson got concussed from a vicious hit by Browns safety Damarious Randall, who was ejected. CBS News, "Wild brawl mars Cleveland Browns win over Pittsburgh Steelers," 15 Nov. 2019 In the third quarter, Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson got concussed from a vicious hit by Browns safety Damarious Randall, who was ejected. Washington Post, "Garrett loses cool, hits Steelers QB with helmet in brawl," 15 Nov. 2019 Hodges became a starter essentially because Mason Rudolph’s trip through the AFC North left him concussed in a Week 5 loss to Baltimore, smacked across the head versus Cleveland and knocked out of his job last week in Cincinnati. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Devlin “Duck” Hodges will start for Pittsburgh, what should the Browns defense expect?," 27 Nov. 2019 He was not carted off, but the play left him concussed and forced out of the game. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Instant analysis: Ravens beat Steelers, 26-23, in OT on Justin Tucker’s game-winning 46-yard field goal," 6 Oct. 2019 The goal counted, Chytil faced no repercussions and Rask was concussed. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of concuss

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concuss

Latin concussus, past participle

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2 Jan 2020

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“Concuss.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concuss. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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concuss

verb
How to pronounce concuss (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of concuss

: to cause (someone) to suffer a concussion
con·​cuss | \ kən-ˈkəs How to pronounce concuss (audio) \

Medical Definition of concuss

: to affect with concussion

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