Definition of stun
1 : to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow : daze
2 : to shock with noise
3 : to overcome especially with paralyzing astonishment or disbelief
Examples of stun in a Sentence
The angry criticism stunned them.
His old friends were stunned at his success.
She sat in stunned disbelief.
There was a stunned expression on her face.
weapons that can stun people temporarily
Recent Examples of stun from the Web
A woman zapped a Detroit police officer with an electronic stun gun early this morning, according to the Detroit Police Department.
The police said that a bag in the vehicle contained knives, stun grenades and materials for firebombs, and that the suspects had been heading for Jerusalem.
The Coral Gables Police Department has declined to release any reports about the confrontation or officially identify the cop who deployed the controversial stun gun.
The chase zigzagged between Caldwell and Nampa on several routes before ending with a crash into a canal, a short foot pursuit and police deploying a stun gun, according to a news release from the Caldwell Police Department.
The prosecution’s case appears to hinge on the argument that Sergeant Barry, with his training and eight years of experience, had other options besides deadly force, among them retreating or using a stun gun.
Crizer activated his stun gun, hitting Spates in the arm, and Spates put the vehicle in reverse and rammed Crizer's vehicle parked behind him in an attempt to push it out of the way, according to Gensel.
Porter, lying prone, moves into a crouched position, at which point Corcoran shoots Porter with a stun gun.
Cuba's mastery of making complexities sound simple stuns.
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First Known Use of stun
STUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stun for English Language Learners
: to surprise or upset (someone) very much
: to cause (someone) to suddenly become very confused, very dizzy, or unconscious
STUN Defined for Kids
Definition of stun for Students
1 : to make dizzy or senseless by or as if by a blow The bird laid stunned after crashing into the window.
2 : to affect with shock or confusion : fill with disbelief He was stunned by the news.
Medical Definition of stun
: to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow
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