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Definition of surprize

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1. surprise [ v ] take unawares or by surprise; cause to be surprised
Examples: "The news really surprised me"

Used in print:

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Still , the sensation always surprised him .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

I was ready to jump but when Ma said she 'd get the whisky it surprised him like it surprised me , and he ran_down .

I was ready to jump but when Ma said she 'd get the whisky it surprised him like it surprised me , and he ran_down .

She had surprised Hans like she had surprised me when she said she 'd go , and_then she surprised him again when she came_back so quick like she must have , because when I came_in with the snow she was there with a bottle with three white feathers on its label and Hans was holding it angrily by the throat .

She had surprised Hans like she had surprised me when she said she 'd go , and_then she surprised him again when she came_back so quick like she must have , because when I came_in with the snow she was there with a bottle with three white feathers on its label and Hans was holding it angrily by the throat .

Synonyms surprise Related Terms affect catch shock amaze explode_a_bombshell flabbergast

2. surprise [ n ] the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you

Used in print:

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

The young banker looked at him with a certain surprise , and then he said flatly : `` I'm afraid I can't tell you anything in_particular about Kent_House .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

To Voltaire 's surprise , however , their host gives them fresh clothes to put_on , opens his purse to lend them money and sits them down before a good dinner .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

She looked at him in surprise .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He saw the surprise in her face , and laughed as_though it were the funniest expression he had ever seen .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

She showed her surprise by tightening the reins and moving the gelding around so that she could get a better look at his face .

Synonyms surprise Related Terms astonishment

3. surprise [ n ] a sudden unexpected event

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The rangy , Albany ( Cal. ) native , a surprise slugging sensation for the Flock last year as_well as a defensive whiz , set `` improved fielding '' as his 1961 goal .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

He was not going_to lose the mission by default , and whatever reason Kayabashi had for bringing his little sight-seeing group to the mission , he was going_to be in_for a surprise .

(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)

They had protested that that was n't any surprise .

Synonyms surprise Related Terms change shock eye_opener bombshell stunner peripeteia coup_de_theatre storm

4. surprise [ v ] take unawares
Examples: "She surprised the couple" "He surprised an interesting scene"

Used in print:

(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)

She started back for the house , saw a light in the office , opened the door and surprised a domestic little scene which was far outside the dark realm of murder or attempted murder .

Synonyms surprise Related Terms act blindside

5. surprise [ v ] attack by storm; attack suddenly

Synonyms surprise storm Related Terms attack

6. surprise [ n ] the act of surprising someone

Synonyms surprising surprisal surprise Related Terms disruption

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