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English definition of “bowl sb over”

bowl sb over

(PLEASE) phrasal verb with bowl     /bəʊl/ US  /boʊl/ verb [I or T]
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
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