take aback


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take aback

vb
(tr, adverb) to astonish or disconcert
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.take aback - surprise greatlytake aback - surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
galvanise, galvanize, startle - to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"

take aback

verb surprise, stun, astonish, floor (informal), stagger, startle, bewilder, astound, disconcert, nonplus, flabbergast (informal) He was taken aback when a man answered the phone.
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