stun [ stʌn ] verb transitive *
1. ) to shock and surprise someone so much that they cannot react immediately:
His violent death stunned the nation.
I was stunned to find that he'd left without us.
stun at/by: All of them were stunned by the news.
2. ) to hit someone so hard on the head that they cannot defend themselves or they become unconscious for a short while:
A mugger stunned him with a brick and stole his wallet.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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