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surprise

noun [C/U]    /sərˈprɑɪz, sə-/
an unexpected event, or the feeling caused when something unexpected happens: [C] Don’t tell Ann we’re having a party for her – I want it to be a surprise. [C] Last night’s heavy snow came as a complete surprise. [U] To my great surprise, they gave us everything we asked for. surprise    /sərˈprɑɪz, sə-/ adjective [not gradable] The basketball player paid a surprise visit to the campus on Thursday.
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