HyperDic: surprise

English > 6 senses of the word surprise:
NOUNfeelingsurprisethe astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
eventsurprisea sudden unexpected event
actsurprise, surprisalthe act of surprising someone
VERBcognitionsurprisecause to be surprised
socialsurprisecome upon or take unawares
competitionsurprise, stormattack by storm
surprise > pronunciation
Soundssahpray'z; serpray'z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > surprise: 6 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you.
Broaderastonishment, amazementThe feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
Spanishasombro, desconcierto, estupefacción, pasmo, sorpresa
Catalandesconcert, estupefacció, sorpresa, surprise
Verbssurprisecause to be surprised
English > surprise: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA sudden unexpected event.
Narrowerbombshell, thunderbolt, thunderclapA shocking surprise
coup de theatreA dramatic / dramatic surprise
eye openerSomething surprising and revealing
peripeteia, peripetia, peripetyA sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)
shock, blowAn unpleasant or disappointing surprise
stunnerAn unexpected and amazing event
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishsorpresa
Catalansorpresa
Verbssurprisecause to be surprised
surpriseattack by storm
surprisecome upon or take unawares
English > surprise: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of surprising someone.
Synonymsurprisal
Broaderdisruption, perturbationThe act of causing disorder
Spanishsorpresa, surprisal
Catalansorpresa, surprisal
Verbssurprisecause to be surprised
surprisecome upon or take unawares
English > surprise: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningCause to be surprised.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will surprise him; The good news will surprise her
Example"The news really surprised me"
Narroweramaze, astonish, astoundaffect with wonder
catchDiscover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
explode a bombshellUtter or do something surprising
flabbergast, boggle, bowl overOvercome with amazement
shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abacksurprise greatly
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishasombrar, sorprender
Catalansorprendre
Nounssurprise, surprisalthe act of surprising someone
surprisea sudden unexpected event
surprisethe astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
English > surprise: 6 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningcome upon or take unawares.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot surprise Sue
Examples
  • "She surprised the couple"
  • "He surprised an interesting scene"
Narrowerblindsidecatch unawares, especially with harmful consequences
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishasombrar, maravillar, sorprender
Catalanesglaiar, espantar, meravellar, sobtar, sorprendre
Nounssurprise, surprisalthe act of surprising someone
surprisea sudden unexpected event
English > surprise: 6 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningattack by storm; attack suddenly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymstorm
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishsorprender
Nounssurprisea sudden unexpected event
surprisera captor who uses surprise to capture the victim / victim

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