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English verb: stun

1. stun (change) make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

SamplesStun fish.


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

Broader (hypernym)immobilise, immobilize

2. stun (contact) hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag

ExamplesThe fighter managed to stun his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

3. stun (perception) overcome as with astonishment or disbelief

SamplesThe news stunned her.

Synonymsbedaze, daze

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

Broader (hypernym)desensitise, desensitize

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