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English verb: ball over

1. ball over (emotion) surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

SamplesI was floored when I heard that I was promoted.

ExamplesThe bad news will ball over him, The good news will ball over her, The performance is likely to ball over Sue

Synonymsblow out of the water, floor, shock, take aback

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)surprise

Narrower (hyponym)galvanise, galvanize, startle

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