AskDefine | Define concuss

Dictionary Definition

concuss

Verb

1 shake violently
2 injure the brain; sustain a concussion

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English

Etymology

From the participle stem of etyl la concutere, from con- + quatere.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /kənˈkʌs/|/ˈkɒn.kʌs/, /k@n"kVs/|/"kQn.kVs/

Verb

  1. To injure the brain, usually temporarily, by violent impact.
    The blow will concuss him.

Translations

injure the brain
  • Dutch: een hersenschudding veroorzaken, door elkaar schudden
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