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Bowl over   /boʊl ˈoʊvər/   Listen
Bowl over

verb
1.
Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position.  Synonyms: knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset.  "The clumsy customer turned over the vase" , "He tumped over his beer"
2.
Overcome with amazement.  Synonyms: boggle, flabbergast.






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"Bowl over" Quotes from Famous Books



... That's the young soldier speaking. What for? You might bowl over a horse or two, but what good would that do? You've done what you wanted, and sent 'em to the right-about, saved six of our lads, and at the same time showed those fellows that we're on the lookout and don't mean to stand any nonsense. That's enough ...
— The Young Castellan - A Tale of the English Civil War • George Manville Fenn

... Irishman's invention. This nocturne is called a forerunner to the Chopin nocturnes. They are really imitations of Field's, without the blithe, dewy sweetness of the Irishman's. First, let me put out the lamps. There is a moon that is suspended like a silver bowl over the Wissahickon. It is the ...
— Old Fogy - His Musical Opinions and Grotesques • James Huneker



Words linked to "Bowl over" :   move, surprise, displace



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