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Quickly and overpoweringly charm someone.
overcome, move, stir, affect, touch, impress, sweep someone off their feet, strike, stun, make emotional, dumbfound, shake, disturb, devastate, take aback, daze, spellbind, dazzle, floor, leave speechless, take someone's breath away, staggerView synonyms
- ‘Dior's extravagant creations swept them off their feet, and transported them to a sublimely flattering existence.’
- ‘That explains this lovely lass following you, but then again, I don't think you need to pull them out of the icy sea to sweep them off their feet.’
- ‘All women really want is a man to sweep them off their feet.’
- ‘Women in satin dresses display a plucky determination as well as lush beauty, as men sweep them off their feet.’
- ‘He sweeps them off their feet, uses them for his own selfish purposes, and then dumps them when he gets tired of them.’
- ‘The whole chivalry thing was probably some ploy to catch unsuspecting girls off guard only to sweep them off their feet and then discard them later.’
- ‘Both girls giggled and returned to their work with dreams of weddings, white dresses, and handsome men sweeping them off their feet occupying their thoughts.’
- ‘Both of the women said Swaby had been charming and swept them off their feet at first, buying them lots of gifts.’
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