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1surprise/sɚˈpraɪz/noun
pluralsurprises
1surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
noun
pluralsurprises
Learner's definition of SURPRISE  
[count] 
: an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.
   b  : an unexpected gift, party, etc.
[noncount]  : the feeling caused by something that is unexpected or unusual
— used as an interjection

catch/take (someone or something) by surprise

: to happen to (someone or something) unexpectedly : to surprise (someone or something)
: to attack, capture, or approach (someone or something) without warning

surprise, surprise

informal
— used to say in a joking or ironic way that something is not surprising at all
2surprise/sɚˈpraɪz/verb
surprisessurprisedsurprising
2surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
verb
surprisessurprisedsurprising
Learner's definition of SURPRISE  
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to feel surprised
: to find, attack, or meet (someone or something) unexpectedly
3surprise/sɚˈpraɪz/adjective
3surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
adjective
Learner's definition of SURPRISE  
always used before a noun
: not expected : causing a feeling of surprise
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