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Definition of the verb bowl over
What does bowl over mean as a doing phrase?
- cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of bowl over: knock over / overturn / tip over / tump over / turn over / upset
- more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
- cause: overturn / tip over / tump over / turn over
- overcome with amazement
Alternative definition of the verb bowl over
- [idiomatic] To overwhelm; to cause to fall to the ground.
- [idiomatic] To overwhelm with astonishment or wonder; to flabbergast
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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.
by Oxford University Press
▫ bowl over 1 knock down.
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.
by Rosalind Fergusson
* to bowl over L ttHI ! *fSJ 2 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
by Charlotte Buxton
(bowl over) knock down. 5 (bowl over) informal impress or astonish.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bowl over:
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Bowl over Meaning
Video shows what bowl over means. To overwhelm, to cause to fall to the ground.. To overwhelm with astonishment or wonder, to flabbergast. Bowl over ...
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