present participle of 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 flooring was in 1624

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“Flooring.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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