con·cuss | \kən-ˈkəs \
concussed; concussing; concusses

Definition of concuss 

transitive verb

: to affect with or as if with concussion

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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 Something else many people might not know is that Hunter was concussed after flipping over the right field wall at Fenway, in a last-ditch attempt to catch Ortiz’s line-drive grand slam. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Former Detroit Tiger Torii Hunter still thinks about 2013 ALCS," 10 June 2018 The new rule’s description would also lead one to think the block Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster put on Vontaze Burfict that concussed the Bengals linebacker would also be a penalty. Jim Owczarski,, "NFL player safety: Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers hits an example of what not to do," 3 May 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 \

Medical Definition of concuss 

: to affect with concussion

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