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Entry Word: surprise
Function: verb
Text: also surprize
1 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected <I was very surprised when my parents offered to pay for guitar lessons>
Synonyms amaze, astonish, astound, bowl (over), dumbfound (also dumfound), flabbergast, floor, shock, startle, stun, stupefy
Related Words befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, muddle, nonplus, perplex
Phrases knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise
2 to lie in wait for and attack by surprise <FBI agents surprised the counterfeiters in their own base of operations> -- see AMBUSH