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1 surprise /sɚˈpraɪz/ noun
plural surprises
1 surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
noun
plural surprises
Learner's definition of SURPRISE
[count]
: an unexpected event, piece of information, etc.
: 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
2 surprise /sɚˈpraɪz/ verb
surprises; surprised; surprising
2 surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
verb
surprises; surprised; surprising
Learner's definition of SURPRISE
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to feel surprised
: to find, attack, or meet (someone or something) unexpectedly
3 surprise /sɚˈpraɪz/ adjective
3 surprise
/sɚˈpraɪz/
adjective
Learner's definition of SURPRISE
always used before a noun
: not expected : causing a feeling of surprise
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