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flabbergast

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˈflæb.ə.ɡɑːst/  us   /-ɚ.ɡæst/ informal
to shock someone, usually by telling that person something they were not expecting: He was flabbergasted when we told him how cheap it was.
flabbergasted
adjective uk   /-ɡɑː.stɪd/  us   /-ɚ.ɡæs.tɪd/
When they announced her name, the winner just sat there, flabbergasted.
Translations of “flabbergast”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使大吃一驚, 使目瞪口呆…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使大吃一惊, 使目瞪口呆…
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