be lost for words Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"be lost for words" in British English

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be lost for words

to be so ​shocked, ​surprised, ​full of ​admiration, etc. that you cannot ​speak: Mary was lost for words when she was ​awarded the ​prize.
(Definition of be lost for words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be lost for words”
in Chinese (Simplified) (因感到震惊、惊讶、震撼等)说不出话来…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因感到震驚、驚訝、震撼等)說不出話來…
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