have/get one's bell rung

Definition of have/get one's bell rung

informal, U.S. and Canada

  1. :  to get hit hard on the head The hockey/football player had his bell rung during the play.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

    :  doorbell

    :  the sounding of a bell as a signal

  1. :  to provide with a bell

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

    :  to take the form of a bell :  flare

  1. :  to make a resonant bellowing or baying sound

  1. :  bellow, roar

rungplay
  1. : past participle ofring

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

    :  one of the crosspieces of a ladder

    :  a heavy staff or cudgel


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