concuss 1590s, "to shake violently," from L. concuss-, pp. stem of concutere "to dash together, shake violently" (see CONCUSSION (Cf. concussion)). Meaning "to give a concussion to the brain" is from 1680s. Related: Concussed; concussing; concussive.

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  • Concuss — Con*cuss , v. t. [L. concussus, p. p. of concutere. See {Concussion}.] 1. To shake or agitate. Concussed with uncertainty. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concuss — index beat (strike), necessitate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concuss — [kən kus′] vt. [< L concussus, pp. of concutere: see CONCUSSION] to cause to have a concussion …   English World dictionary

  • concuss — verb /kənˈkʌs,ˈkɒn.kʌs/ To injure the brain, usually temporarily, by violent impact. The blow will concuss him …   Wiktionary

  • concuss — concussion ► NOUN 1) temporary unconsciousness or confusion caused by a blow on the head. 2) a violent shock as from a heavy blow. DERIVATIVES concuss verb concussive adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from concutere dash together, shake …   English terms dictionary

  • concuss — 1 subject to concussion. 2 shake violently. 3 archaic intimidate. Etymology: L concutere concuss (as com , cutere = quatere shake) …   Useful english dictionary

  • concuss — transitive verb Etymology: Latin concussus, past participle Date: 1597 to affect with or as if with concussion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concuss — /keuhn kus /, v.t. to injure by concussion: He was mildly concussed by the falling books. [1590 1600; < L concussus, ptp. of concutere, equiv. to con CON + cut , comb. form of quat , s. of quatere to shake + tus ptp. ending] * * * …   Universalium

  • concuss — con·cuss kən kəs vt to affect with concussion …   Medical dictionary

  • concuss — con|cuss [kənˈkʌs] v [T usually passive] if you are concussed, something hits you on the head, making you lose consciousness or feel sick for a short time ▪ He was concussed by the blast …   Dictionary of contemporary English