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strike (someone) dumb

To render someone speechless, as due to a great surprise or shock. My father's sudden resignation from the company struck each of us dumb.
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THE brutality of Laura Anne Donnelly's murder has devastated her parents, striking them dumb with grief, stunned her closest friends and shocked even the detectives trying to find her killer.