1 to cause to feel amazement or wonder
2 to encounter or discover unexpectedly or suddenly
3 to capture or assault suddenly and without warning
4 to present with something unexpected, such as a gift
5 foll by: into to provoke (someone) to unintended action by a trick, etc.
to surprise a person into an indiscretion
6 often foll by: from to elicit by unexpected behaviour or by a trick
to surprise information from a prisoner
7 the act or an instance of surprising; the act of taking unawares
8 a sudden or unexpected event, gift, etc.
9 the feeling or condition of being surprised; astonishment
10 modifier causing, characterized by, or relying upon surprise
a surprise move
a to come upon suddenly and without warning
b to capture unexpectedly or catch unprepared
c to astonish; amaze
(C15: from Old French, from surprendre to overtake, from sur-1 + prendre from Latin prehendere to grasp; see prehensile)
Diccionario de inglés definición
1 amaze, astonish, astound, bewilder, bowl over (informal) confuse, disconcert, flabbergast (informal) leave open-mouthed, nonplus, stagger, stun, take aback, take (someone's) breath away
2 burst in on, catch in the act or red-handed, catch napping, catch on the hop (informal) catch unawares or off-guard, come down on like a bolt from the blue, discover, spring upon, startle
3 amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, incredulity, stupefaction, wonder
4 bolt from the blue, bombshell, eye-opener (informal) jolt, revelation, shock, start (informal) turn-up for the books (informal)
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