strike dumb

  • 1 strike dumb — verb render speechless, as by surprising or shocking we were struck dumb by the candidate s announcement • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑move, ↑strike • Verb Frames: Something s somebody * * * …

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  • 2 To strike dumb — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 3 strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …

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  • 4 Dumb — Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose the… …

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  • 5 Dumb ague — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 6 Dumb animal — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 7 Dumb cake — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 8 Dumb cane — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 9 Dumb chill — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 10 Dumb crambo — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 11 Dumb show — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …

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  • 12 Strike — Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed,… …

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  • 13 strike — ► VERB (past and past part. struck) 1) deliver a blow to. 2) come into forcible contact with. 3) (in sport) hit or kick (a ball) so as to score a run, point, or goal. 4) ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface. 5) (of a …

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  • 14 strike — strike1 W3S3 [straık] v past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hit)¦ 2¦(hit with hand/weapon etc)¦ 3¦(thought/idea)¦ 4 strike somebody as (being) something 5¦(stop work)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(harm)¦ 8¦(something bad happens)¦ …

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  • 15 strike — 1 /straIk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /str k/ THINK/NOTICE 1 (transitive not in progressive) if a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly realize that it is important, interesting, surprising, bad etc: The funny side of the… …

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  • 16 strike — [[t]stra͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ strikes, striking, struck, stricken (The form struck is the past tense and past participle. The form stricken can also be used as the past participle for meanings 6, 17, and 19.) 1) N COUNT: also on N When there is a strike,… …

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  • 17 strike — strikeless, adj. /struyk/, v., struck or (Obs.) strook; struck or (esp. for 31 34) stricken or (Obs.) strook; striking; n., adj. v.t. 1. to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit …

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  • 18 strike — [c]/straɪk / (say struyk) verb (struck) or stricken) –verb (t) 1. to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit: he struck her and she fell to the floor. 2. to deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust with …

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  • 19 strike — [[t]straɪk[/t]] v. struck; struck (esp. for31 34)strick•en; strik•ing; 1) to deal a blow to, as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit 2) to inflict; deliver: struck a blow[/ex] 3) to drive so as to cause impact: to strike the hands… …

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  • 20 strike — v. & n. v. (past struck; past part. struck or archaic stricken) 1 a tr. subject to an impact. b tr. deliver (a blow) or inflict a blow on. 2 tr. come or bring sharply into contact with (the ship struck a rock). 3 tr. propel or divert with a blow… …

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