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English definition of “astonish”

astonish

verb [T]     /əˈstɒn.ɪʃ/ US  /-ˈstɑː.nɪʃ/
to surprise someone very much: I was astonished by how much she'd grown. What astonished me was that he didn't seem to mind.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of astonish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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