struck dumb

idiom

Definition of struck dumb

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

Word by Word Definitions

struck play
  1. : past tense and past participle of strike

  1. : closed by or subjected to a labor strike

dumb play
  1. : lacking intelligence : stupid

  2. : showing a lack of intelligence

  3. : requiring no intelligence

  1. : to make silent : deaden


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