bowl over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
See also main entry: bowl