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Surprise meaning

surprise - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause to be surprised; " The news really surprised me"
  2. 2. come upon or take unawares; " She surprised the couple"; " He surprised an interesting scene"
  3. 3. The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise.
  4. 4. The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen; emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
  5. 5. Anything that causes such a state or emotion.
  6. 6. A dish covered with a crust of raised paste, but with no other contents.
  7. 7. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
  8. 8. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me.
  9. 9. To lead ( one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring ( one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity.
  10. 10. To hold possession of; to hold.

surprise - examples of usage

  1. Well, this is a surprise. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Mary asked, with some surprise. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I said, in some surprise. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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