Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To injure by concussion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To shake or agitate.
  • transitive verb (Law) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To injure the brain of, usually temporarily, by violent impact.
  • verb law To force to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb shake violently
  • verb injure the brain; sustain a concussion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin concutere, concuss-, to strike together : com-, com- + quatere, to strike; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin concussus, the perfect passive participle of concutiō ("shake violently"), from con- + quatiō ("shake, hit").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.