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English definition of “bowl sb over”

bowl sb over

(KNOCK DOWN) phrasal verb with bowl     /bəʊl/ US  /boʊl/ verb [I or T]
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
(Definition of bowl sb over (KNOCK DOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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