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verb [transitive] stun pronunciation in American English /stʌn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystun
he/she/itstuns
present participlestunning
past tensestunned
past participlestunned

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  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 while

    A mugger stunned him with a brick and stole his wallet.

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