floor  /flɔr/  verb

[+ object]

1 : to cover a surface with material to make a floor — usually used as (be) floored

  • The lobby is floored with marble.

2 a : to knock someone to the floor or ground

  • He floored me with his first punch.

b informal : to surprise, shock, or amaze someone very much

  • The news just floored

— often used as (be) floored

  • was floored by the news.
  • She was floored by his knowledge of the subject.

3  informal : to press (the accelerator of a vehicle) to the floor — usually used in the phrase floor it

  • When the light turned green, he floored it.