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amaze

verb [T] uk   /əˈmeɪz/ us  
to cause someone to be extremely surprised: [+ question word] I was amazed by how well he looked. You've done all your homework in an hour? You amaze me. [+ that] It amazes me that she's got the energy for all those parties. [+ to infinitive] It amazes me to think that Anna is now in charge of the company. It amazes me how you can put up with living in such a dirty house. It never ceases to amaze me how he can talk for so long without ever saying anything interesting.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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