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astonish

verb [T]    /əˈstɑn·ɪʃ/
to surprise someone very much: We were astonished at how much she had aged . It was astonishing to see the size of the crowds for the Pope . astonishment    /əˈstɑn·ɪʃ·mənt/ noun [U] To the astonishment of her colleagues , she turned down the award .
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