knock (someone or something) for a loop
Definition of knock (someone or something) for a loop
1 : to cause (someone) to be very amazed, confused, or shocked The news of her death really knocked me for a loop.
2 : to damage or ruin (something) The town's economy has been knocked for a loop by the factory's closing. The news has knocked the stock market for a loop.
Word by Word Definitions
: to strike something with a sharp blow
: to collide with something
: a sharp blow : rap, hit
: a severe misfortune or hardship
: setback, reversal
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: a curving or doubling of a line so as to form a closed or partly open curve within itself through which another line can be passed or into which a hook may be hooked
: such a fold of cord or ribbon serving as an ornament
: something shaped like or suggestive of a loop
: to make or form a loop
: to execute a loop in an airplane
: to move in loops or in an arc
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