Definition of floor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːr//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they floor
    BrE BrE//flɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːr//
    he / she / it floors
    BrE BrE//flɔːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːrz//
    past simple floored
    BrE BrE//flɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːrd//
    past participle floored
    BrE BrE//flɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːrd//
    -ing form flooring
    BrE BrE//ˈflɔːrɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːrɪŋ//
    Surprise, Driving
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  1. 1floor somebody to surprise or confuse somebody so that they are not sure what to say or do His reply completely floored me. See related entries: Surprise
  2. hit
  3. 2[usually passive] floor somebody to make somebody fall down by hitting them, especially in a sport He was floored by the first punch.
  4. building/room
  5. 3[usually passive] floor something to provide a building or room with a floor
  6. driving
  7. 4floor the accelerator to press the accelerator pedal of a car hard See related entries: Driving
  8. Word OriginOld English flōr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vloer and German Flur.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: floor