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English definition of “bowl sb over”

bowl sb over

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with bowl   /bəʊl/ us    /boʊl/

(KNOCK DOWN)

to knock someone to the ground by running into them : She was almost bowled over by a huge dog.Hitting against objects accidentally and colliding

(PLEASE)

to surprise and please someone a lot: She was bowled over when she heard she'd won the competition.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of bowl sb over from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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