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verb [transitive] stun pronunciation in British English /stʌn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theystun
he/she/itstuns
present participlestunning
past tensestunned
past participlestunned
  1. 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. 2
    to hit someone so hard on the head that they cannot defend themselves or they become unconscious for a short time
    A mugger stunned him with a brick and stole his wallet.
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