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noun 
  1. Something not expected.
It was a to find out I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
  1. (italbrac, attributively) Unexpected.
The attack was devastating.
  1. The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
Imagine my on learning I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verrassing , verbazing
  • French: inattendu , inattendue
  • German: íœberraschung
  • Italian: sorpresa
  • Spanish: sorpresa
verb (surpris, ing)
  1. (transitive) To cause (someone) to feel surprise.
It surprises me that I owe twice as much as I thought I did.
  1. (transitive) To do something to (a person) that they are not expecting, as a surprise.
He doesn't know that I'm in the country - I thought I'd turn up at his house and surprise him.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verrassen
  • French: étonner
  • German: í¼berraschen
  • Italian: sorprendere
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: sorprender
Etymology: From French, surprise.


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