have/get one's bell rung

Definition of have/get one's bell rung

informal, U.S. and Canada
:to get hit hard on the head
  • The hockey/football player had his bell rung during the play.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

bell play
  1. : a hollow metallic device that gives off a reverberating sound when struck

  2. : doorbell

  3. : the sounding of a bell as a signal

  1. : to provide with a bell

  2. : to flare the end of (something, such as a tube) into the shape of a bell

  3. : to take the form of a bell : flare

  1. : to make a resonant bellowing or baying sound

  1. : bellow, roar

rung play
  1. : past participle of ring

  1. : a rounded crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  2. : one of the crosspieces of a ladder

  3. : a heavy staff or cudgel


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