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Definition of the verb bowl over

What does bowl over mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
  2. overcome with amazement
    • examples: The bad news will bowl over him | The good news will bowl over her | The performance is likely to bowl over Sue
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of bowl over: boggle / flabbergast
    • more generic word: surprise = cause to be surprised

Alternative definition of the verb bowl over

verb

  1. [idiomatic] To overwhelm; to cause to fall to the ground.
  2. [idiomatic] To overwhelm with astonishment or wonder; to flabbergast

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Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

bowl bowl sb over, also bowl over sb 1 to cause someone to fall by hitting them with your body ♢ Reagan burst through the door, practically bowling over Jeanne.

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

bowl over 1 knock down.

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

To bowl over — to knock down ; to overturn. C. 1 1 was within a day of Thursday's visit that Bonnet's last defenco was thus placidly howled over.

Google preview英語常用詞組用法詞典 (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

* to bowl over L ttHI ! *fSJ 2 ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling (2016)

by Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer

bowl over a tile floor, the bowl will fall, and on hitting the floor it will probably break. In such a linear relationship, each action causes a new action or reaction. In contrast, circularity describes a pattern of interaction involving a recurring ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

To bowl over, to knock down; kill. [Hunting slang.] If the animal passes near him it ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

(bowl over) knock down. 5 (bowl over) informal impress or astonish.

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Usage statistics about bowl over

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bowl over:

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