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bowl over - definition and synonyms


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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybowl over
he/she/itbowls over
present participlebowling over
past tensebowled over
past participlebowled over
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to surprise someone by being very beautiful, impressive, unexpected, etc.

    We were bowled over by the sheer beauty of the landscape.

  2. 2
    to knock someone over, because you are hurrying somewhere
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