bowl over
transitive verb Date: 1867 1. to take unawares 2. impress I,2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bowl over — index overcome (overwhelm) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bowl over — [v] amaze astonish, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast, floor, stagger, startle, stun, surprise; concept 42 …   New thesaurus

  • bowl over — verb 1. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position The cat knocked over the flower vase the clumsy customer turned over the vase he tumped over his beer • Syn: ↑overturn, ↑tip over, ↑turn over, ↑upset, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowl over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bowl over : present tense I/you/we/they bowl over he/she/it bowls over present participle bowling over past tense bowled over past participle bowled over 1) [usually passive] to surprise someone by being very… …   English dictionary

  • bowl over — bowl (someone) over 1. to completely surprise someone. I was totally bowled over by the beautiful gift from the office staff. The party completely bowled him over. 2. to cause someone to fall by hitting them with your body. Reagan burst through… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bowl over — 1) PHRASAL VERB To bowl someone over means to push into them and make them fall to the ground. [be V ed P] The only physical risk I ran was being bowled over by one of the many joggers... [V n P (not pron)] Some people had to cling to trees as… …   English dictionary

  • bowl over — Synonyms and related words: amaze, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, blow down, blow over, boggle, bowl down, bring down, bulldog, cast down, chop down, confound, cut down, dash down, daze, dazzle, deck, down, drop,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bowl over — {v.}, {informal} 1. To knock down as if with a bowled ball. * /The taxi hit him a glancing blow and bowled him over./ 2. To astonish with success or shock with misfortune; upset; stun. * /He was bowled over by his wife s sudden death./ * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bowl over — {v.}, {informal} 1. To knock down as if with a bowled ball. * /The taxi hit him a glancing blow and bowled him over./ 2. To astonish with success or shock with misfortune; upset; stun. * /He was bowled over by his wife s sudden death./ * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bowl\ over — v informal 1. To knock down as if with a bowled ball. The taxi hit him a glancing blow and bowled him over. 2. To astonish with success or shock with misfortune; upset; stun. He was bowled over by his wife s sudden death. The young actress bowled …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bowl over — verb a) To overwhelm; to cause to fall to the ground. This tribe lived largely upon the smaller animals which they bowled over with their stone hatchets after making a wide circle about their quarry and driving it so that it had to pass close to… …   Wiktionary

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