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stun

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verb \ˈstən\

Definition of stun

stunned

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stunning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow :  daze

  3. 2 :  to shock with noise

  4. 3 :  to overcome especially with paralyzing astonishment or disbelief

Examples of stun in a sentence

  1. The angry criticism stunned them.

  2. His old friends were stunned at his success.

  3. She sat in stunned disbelief.

  4. There was a stunned expression on her face.

  5. weapons that can stun people temporarily

Origin and Etymology of stun

Middle English stonen, stunen, from Anglo-French estoner — more at astonish


First Known Use: 14th century


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stun

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Definition of stun

  1. :  the effect of something that stuns :  shock

1727

First Known Use of stun

1727


STUN Defined for English Language Learners

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stun

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verb \ˈstən\

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

stun

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verb \ˈstən\

Definition of stun for Students

stunned

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stunning

  1. 1 :  to make dizzy or senseless by or as if by a blow The bird laid stunned after crashing into the window.

  2. 2 :  to affect with shock or confusion :  fill with disbelief He was stunned by the news.


Medical Dictionary

stun

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transitive verb \ˈstən\

Medical Definition of stun

stunned

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stunning

  1. :  to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow



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