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

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For instance, in 1933 the NCAA’s Medical Handbook for Schools and Colleges offered recommendations that concussed players not play for 48 hours and avoid further head trauma. Michael Mccann,, "Analyzing Ploetz v. NCAA, the First Legal Battle Over CTE to Reach Trial," 26 Apr. 2018 During the 2013 season, former TCU wide receiver Cameron White was concussed in a violent collision during the second game against Southeastern Louisiana. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Some prominent former TCU players have been mentioned in Kolby Listenbee's lawsuit | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Feb. 2018 But a collision with safety Kavon Frazier left him concussed. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Cowboys' TE Rico Gathers describes 'agonizing' season a year ago | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 May 2018 Russia needed midfielder Denis Glushakov to go in goal for the final minutes after goalkeeper Andrei Lunyov had been concussed in a challenge, and all its substitutes had been used. Graham Dunbar,, "Under-fire Spain face a Russia side," 29 June 2018 Three years before Henry’s season ended on a 300-pound man’s flagged hit, a Patriots defender concussed Green, the previous heir to Gates, with a wicked shot at Jack Murphy Field. Tom Krasovic,, "Chargers would be lucky to bring back Antonio Gates," 24 May 2018 My demons are not remotely tackled, they’re just mildly concussed. Lorraine Ali,, "Review: 'Sharp Objects' pierces slowly but cuts deeply, and Amy Adams is phenomenal," 6 July 2018 Amrabat, who was concussed in Morocco’s opening game of the tournament and wore a protective helmet for part of the match, was not immediately available for further comment, requested through the Morocco Football Association. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "FIFA: World Cup referee did not ask for player's jersey; Morocco’s allegation 'unequivocally' condemned," 21 June 2018 His wild ride began when Bobby Portis broke two of his facial bones and concussed him with a practice punch on the eve of the regular season, forcing a 23-game absence. K.c. Johnson,, "A confident Nikola Mirotic talks Pelicans playoffs and trade from Bulls: 'We both did what was the best for us'," 25 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of concuss

: to cause (someone) to suffer a concussion


transitive verb
con·​cuss | \ kən-ˈkəs How to pronounce concuss (audio) \

Medical Definition of concuss

: to affect with concussion

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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