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English definition of “astonish”

astonish

verb [T]  /əˈstɑn·ɪʃ/ us  
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
noun [U]  /əˈstɑn·ɪʃ·mənt/ us  
To the astonishment of her colleagues, she turned down the award.
(Definition of astonish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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