One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he put the parcel down on the floor’
2‘they live on the second floor’
storey, level, tier, deck
piano nobile, mezzanine, entresol
1‘he threw a punch which floored the other man’
knock down, knock over, bring down, fell, rugby-tackle, prostrate
catch off balance
2‘that question had always floored him’
baffle, defeat, perplex, puzzle, nonplus, mystify, confound, bewilder, bemuse, dumbfound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, throw
informal beat, flummox, discombobulate, faze, stump, fox, fog, make someone scratch their head, be all Greek to
North American informal buffalo
archaic wilder, gravel, maze, cause to be at a stand, pose
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