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stun (v.)

early 14c., "to daze or render unconscious" (from a blow, powerful emotion, etc.), probably a shortening of Old French estoner "to stun" (see astonish). Related: Stunned; stunning.

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Definitions of stun

stun (v.)
make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow;
stun fish
Synonyms: stupefy
stun (v.)
hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag;
Synonyms: sandbag
stun (v.)
overcome as with astonishment or disbelief;
The news stunned her
Synonyms: bedaze / daze
From wordnet.princeton.edu