Pronunciation Verb

stun (stuns, present participle stunning; past and past participle stunned)

  1. (transitive) To incapacitate; especially by inducing disorientation or unconsciousness.
    Bill tried to stun the snake by striking it on the head.
    In many European countries cattle have to be stunned before slaughtering.
  2. (transitive) To shock or surprise.
    The celebrity was stunned to find herself confronted with unfounded allegiations on the front page of a newspaper.
    He stood there stunned, looking at the beautiful, breath-taking sunrise.
  3. (snooker, billiards) To hit the cue ball so that it slides without topspin or backspin (and with or without sidespin) and continues at a natural angle after contact with the object ball
Translations Translations Noun


  1. The condition of being stunned.
  2. That which stuns; a shock; a stupefying blow.
  3. (Newfoundland) A person who lacks intelligence.
  4. (billiard, snooker, pool) The effect on the cue ball where the ball is hit without topspin, backspin or sidespin.
    Williams will need a lot of stun to avoid going in the middle pocket
  • Russian: ошеломле́ние

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