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English definition of “take sb's breath away”

take sb's breath away

B2 to be extremely beautiful or surprising : The beauty of the Taj Mahal took my breath away.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of take sb's breath away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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