knock the wind out of (someone)

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Definition of knock the wind out of (someone)

: to knock the air out of a person's lungs and make him or her unable to breathe normally for a brief time The fall knocked the wind out of me.

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“Knock the wind out of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock%20the%20wind%20out%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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