to deprive of consciousness or strength by or as if by a blow, fall, etc.: The blow to his jaw stunned him for a moment.
to cause astonishment or amazement: She stunned in a black and silver beaded gown, accessorized with a sparkly clutch.
the act of stunning.
the condition of being stunned.
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How to use stun in a sentence
Lindemann said at one point the 15-year-old tried to use a stun gun on Anwar, although it was unclear if she succeeded.‘You killed a whole family’: Teen sentenced in carjacking that took immigrant’s life | Justin Jouvenal | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
From her mother’s front porch, she could hear the explosions of stun grenades and the cries of demonstrators crowded around the police station.One year after George Floyd’s death sparked a movement, many protesters’ lives are forever changed | Marissa Lang | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office came under state and federal investigation a year ago when staff members deployed pepper balls, a stun grenade and canines against immigrant detainees amid a dispute over coronavirus testing.ICE to stop detaining immigrants at two county jails under federal investigation | Maria Sacchetti | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
He was pulled into the crowd, beaten with poles, hit multiple times on the neck with a stun gun, rendered unconscious and suffered a mild heart attack.
The spokesman said one Park Police officer used a stun gun on the man.Man dies after police in Virginia pursue vehicle into District following reports of gunfire in Old Town | Peter Hermann, Rachel Weiner | April 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The authorities were trying to arrest another man suspected of throwing a stun grenade when Hamdan attacked.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads | Creede Newton | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even show ponies are not exempt from ending up in a narrowing chute that feeds the condemned in single file into the “stun box.”
Last month he stepped on a police stun grenade as it blew up, shredding his clothes and fracturing ribs.
stun grenades exploded on the edges making a sound like a building being detonated.
Riot police used stun grenades and batons to violently beat them back.
He tole me I was to have all the money Miss Dory had been layin' up, an' he would send me mo' for the stun.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
There had come to him an introductory statement; it was a smashing thing—a thing that would arrest and stun!Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
It was impossible to align the sights of his stun gun with any of those flitting shadows, Raf discovered.
Once more the party was alert, ready for trouble, and taking his cue from them, he kept his stun gun in his hand.
The stun ray, which had acted upon living creatures, could not govern the delicate mechanism in the hound's interior.
British Dictionary definitions for stun
to render unconscious, as by a heavy blow or fall
to shock or overwhelm
to surprise or astound
the state or effect of being stunned
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