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surprised

adjective uk   /səˈpraɪzd/ us    /sɚ-/
A2 feeling or showing surprise because something has happened that you did not expect: We were very surprised at the result. It's not like you to behave like this, Alice - I'm surprised at you (= I feel disappointed with you)! I'm not surprised (that) he didn't keep his promise. I'm surprised to see you here. I've managed to fix your car for now, but don't be surprised if it breaks down again (= it probably will stop working again). She looked at him with a surprised expression on her face.Surprised
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