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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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