World Cup Word of the Day: To Stun
In every World Cup there are some shock results; games where a big team, a favourite, is beaten by a less-fancied team. famously in 1990, Argentina were beaten by Cameroon. To stun means to shock, to surprise, so in this case, we can say that Cameroon stunned Argentina. The result was a surprise and the favourite was beaten. It is also used in the passive, to be stunned. Arrgentina were stunned by Cameroon. This World Cup, unfenced Costa Rica stunned Uruguay 3-1. To stun.
- Example: The team from Central America have stunned Uruguay in the opening game of group D.
- Example: Costa Rica came from behind to stun Uruguay.
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