Make the crowd unable to move after the explosion is an example of stun.
The couple announcing to the parents that they'd eloped is an example of stun; to stun the parents.
He was stunned by the news.
Williams will need a lot of stun to avoid going in the middle pocket.
Origin of stun
- Middle English stonen Old French estoner from Vulgar Latin extonāre Latin ex- ex- Latin tonāre to thunder (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English stunien, stonien, stounien, from Old English stunian (“to crash, make a loud sound, resound, roar, strike with a loud sound, dash, impinge, knock, confound, astonish, stupefy"), from Proto-Germanic *stunÅnÄ…, *stunjanÄ… (“to sound, crash, bang, groan"), from Proto-Germanic *stenanÄ… (“to moan, shout"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tona-, *(s)tena- (“to thunder, roar, groan"). Cognate with Middle Low German stonen (“to groan"), Middle High German stunen, stunden (“to drive, push, knock, strike"), Swedish stÃ¶na (“to moan, groan"), Icelandic stynja (“to moan"). Related also to Dutch stenen (“to groan"), German stÃ¶hnen (“to groan, moan"), German staunen (“to be astonished, be amazed, marvel at"). See also Occitan estonar, Old French estoner.