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take sb aback

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to ​surprise or ​shock someone so much that they do not ​know how to ​behave for a ​shorttime: I was a little taken ​aback at the ​directness of the ​question. The ​news really took us ​aback.
(Definition of take sb aback from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take sb aback”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)大吃一惊…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)大吃一驚…
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