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astonishverb [T]

uk   /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.

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(Definition of astonish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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astonishverb [T]

 us   /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
noun [U]  us   /əˈstɑn·ɪʃ·mənt/
To the astonishment of her ​colleagues, she ​turned down the ​award.
(Definition of astonish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “astonish”
in Korean 깜짝 놀라게 하다…
in Arabic يُدهِش…
in Malaysian hairan…
in French étonner…
in Russian удивлять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使吃驚, 使驚訝…
in Italian sbalordire…
in Turkish şaşırtmak, hayrete düşürmek…
in Polish zdumiewać…
in Spanish asombrar, sorprender, pasmar…
in Vietnamese làm ngạc nhiên…
in Portuguese assombrar, deixar atônito…
in Thai ทำให้ประหลาดใจ…
in German erstaunen…
in Catalan deixar parat…
in Japanese ~を非常に驚かせる, 仰天させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使吃惊, 使惊讶…
in Indonesian mengherankan…
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