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stun

verb [T] uk   us   /stʌn/ (-nn-)

stun verb [T] (SHOCK)

to shock or surprise someone very much: News of the disaster stunned people throughout the world. She was stunned by the amount of support she received from well-wishers.

stun verb [T] (MAKE UNCONSCIOUS)

to make a person or animal unconscious, or to cause them to lose the usual control of their mind, especially by hitting their head hard: Stunned by the impact, he lay on the ground wondering what had happened. This injection stuns the rhinoceros, so we can examine it.
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