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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.
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astonishverb [T]

uk   /əˈstɒn.ɪʃ/ us   /əˈstɑː.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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