Bedeutung von “surprise” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /səˈpraɪz/

A2 an event that you did not expect to happen:

I didn't know that my parents were coming - it was a lovely surprise.
Her resignation came as a complete surprise (= was very surprising).
a surprise party

Mehr Beispiele

  • The party was meant to be a surprise, but Caroline gave it away.
  • There's a surprise in store for you!
  • They were worried he might have another nasty surprise up his sleeve.
  • A surprise awaits her when she gets home.
  • Angela doesn't like surprises.

B2 the feeling that you get when something happens that you did not expect:

He agreed to everything, much to my surprise.
take/catch sb by surprise

to be unexpected and make someone feel surprise:

I wasn't expecting her to be so angry - it took me by surprise.

(Definition von “surprise noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)