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(Entry 1 of 2)

the surface upon which a body of water lies
  • discovered a new species of crab living on the ocean floor

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2 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • as you might expect, winning the lottery simply floored us

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3 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
  • the boxer floored his opponent in the second round, winning the fight by a knockout

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4 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • the pushing and shoving at the clearance sale absolutely floored me, and I had to leave

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The first known use of floor was before the 12th century

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“Floor.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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