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poleaxeverb [T]

uk   /ˈpəʊl.æks/  us   /ˈpoʊl-/ (US also poleax)
to ​hit someone so hard that they ​fall down: Blake was poleaxed by a ​missilethrown from the ​crowd. informal to give someone such a ​greatshock that they do not ​know what to do: He was ​completely poleaxed when his ​wifeleft him.
(Definition of poleaxe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poleaxe”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…打昏, 把…击倒在地, 使目瞪口呆…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…打昏, 把…擊倒在地, 使目瞪口呆…
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