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1Knock someone down:‘he was almost bowling people over in his haste’
knock down, knock over, bring down, fell, floor, prostrateView synonyms
- ‘Aligore dove forward, throwing his bulk against Tom and the children, bowling them to the ground.’
- ‘Johann Louw will again be bowled into the ground, but support is lacking.’
- ‘Drake gasped as the woman's knee came up quickly to connect with his midsection, knocking the wind out of him and bowling him over.’
- ‘I gathered my legs beneath me and leapt from the tree, bowling Sara to the ground in a single motion.’
- ‘I raced from my room as soon as I heard it, bowling my small, round father over in the process.’
- ‘Jennifer jumped to the ground as her father bowled the man over.’
- ‘They shared a devious look before launching themselves on Blair with fluffy pillows, bowling her to the ground.’
- ‘they fling themselves onto an unsuspecting Connor, bowling him over and knocking him against a wall’
- ‘The spectre shoved the corpse into a nearby gathering of troops, surprising them briefly when he charged into them, bowling them to the ground.’
- ‘And since then he hasn't exactly bowled himself into the ground.’
- 1.1informal Greatly impress someone by one's good qualities, looks, or achievements:‘when he met Angela he was just bowled over by her’
overwhelm, astound, amaze, astonish, surprise, impress, overawe, dumbfound, stagger, stun, daze, bewilder, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, take aback, leave open-mouthed, leave aghastView synonyms
- ‘First produced in Marie's home city in 1999, the play has gone on to enjoy unprecedented success in London's West End and Broadway, where even the, hard to impress, Sligo Weekender Editor was bowled over by it.’
- ‘I'd love to be bowled over by somebody who I worship the ground they walk on, but it hasn't happened.’
- ‘Rather, it was built to impress man, bowl him over with its magnitude, and remind him what an insignificant twit he really is.’
- ‘Speaking from his base in New York, the Wet, Wet, Wet frontman with the twinkly eyes and winning smile, explained he was bowled over by the quality of the songs in Chicago.’
- ‘When the Weekender interviewed Mary at the time she was bowled over with a mixture of shock and excitement.’
- ‘He told me later that evening to pack my bags, I though he was throwing me out and when I asked him this, he was bowled over with laughter.’
- ‘Even just a simple Thank You card given at the holidays or the end of the school term could be enough to bowl them over in shock.’
- ‘Tenpins bowls over rivals in Fayette on closing day at Keeneland’
- ‘They're amazed at this bizarre situation and it completely bowls Moxey over.’
- ‘Once again I was bowled over by the quality of the dancers.’
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