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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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