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English verb: bowl over

1. bowl over (motion) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

SamplesThe cat knocked over the flower vase.
The clumsy customer turned over the vase.
He tumped over his beer.

Synonymsknock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Causeoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

Verb groupoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

2. bowl over (cognition) overcome with amazement

SamplesThis boggles the mind!.

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

Synonymsboggle, flabbergast

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

Broader (hypernym)surprise

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