gobsmacked


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gob·smacked

 (gŏb′smăkt′)
adj. Chiefly British Slang
Extremely surprised or shocked; astounded: I was gobsmacked to learn that my cousin is a spy.

[gob + smack + -ed.]

gobsmacked

(ˈɡɒbˌsmækt)
adj
slang Brit astounded; astonished
[C20: from gob3 + smack2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gobsmacked - utterly astounded
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
Translations

gobsmacked

[ˈgɒbsmækt] ADJ (Brit) I was gobsmackedme quedé alucinado

gobsmacked

[ˈgɒbsmækt] adj (British) (= stunned) → estomaqué(e) go-cart [ˈgəʊkɑːrt] nkart m go-cart racinggo-carting [ˈgəʊkɑːrtɪŋ] nkarting mgo-cart racing nkarting m

gobsmacked

adj (inf: = amazed) → platt (inf); I was gobsmackedmir blieb die Spucke weg (inf)
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