American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To injure by concussion: "a middle-aged woman concussed by a blow on the head” ( Manchester Guardian Weekly).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake or agitate.
- To force by threats to do something, especially to surrender or dispose of something of value; intimidate into a course of action; coerce: as, he was concussed into signing the document.
- v. transitive To injure the brain of, usually temporarily, by violent impact.
- v. law To force to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To shake or agitate.
- v. (Law) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.
- v. shake violently
- v. injure the brain; sustain a concussion
- From Latin concussus, the perfect passive participle of concutiō ("shake violently"), from con- + quatiō ("shake, hit"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin concutere, concuss-, to strike together : com-, com- + quatere, to strike; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now they are being portrayed as evil, soulless dudes who don't care if they concuss themselves or give concussions to others.”
“Automatic weapons fire sizzles over my head; mortars concuss in the water.”
“Firearms have approximately zero range underwater, so are even less dangerous, although they may concuss the shooter.”
“Or would we rather have a world where no foolish grade schooler can ever concuss herself on a steep snowfield?”
“That they must gas, beat, concuss those damn peace-activists.”
“Lieberman said, "Boy, I'm glad I never have to run any kind of political campaign against this administration, what with their bullock-sized testicles always threatening to concuss opposition.”
“Ok, I'll go cool off my scalded tongue from all that midnight Lipton dosage and try to concuss.”
“And let the record reflect, I was not out to concuss any baby birds.”
“Not only have I witnessed cats knock over cookie jars and vases heavy enough to concuss, I was the victim of a murder attempt by a four-month-old kitten.”
“The echo of the gun blast seemed to concuss the entire room.”
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