struck dumb

Definition of struck dumb

  1. :  so shocked or surprised that one cannot speak I was struck dumb by the news.

Word by Word Definitions

struck
  1. : past tense and past participle ofstrike

  1. :  closed by or subjected to a labor strike

dumbplay
  1. :  lacking the human power of speech

    :  temporarily unable to speak (as from shock or astonishment)

    :  not expressed in uttered words

  1. :  to make silent :  deaden


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