astound


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a·stound

 (ə-stound′)
tr.v. a·stound·ed, a·stound·ing, a·stounds
To astonish and bewilder. See Synonyms at surprise.

[From Middle English astoned, past participle of astonen, to amaze; see astonish.]

a·stound′ing·ly adv.

astound

(əˈstaʊnd)
vb
(tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
[C17: from astoned amazed, from Old French estoné, from estoner to astonish]

as•tound

(əˈstaʊnd)

v.t.
1. to overwhelm with amazement; shock with wonder or surprise; astonish.
adj.
2. Archaic. astonished; astounded.
[1275–1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen to astonish]

astound


Past participle: astounded
Gerund: astounding

Imperative
astound
astound
Present
I astound
you astound
he/she/it astounds
we astound
you astound
they astound
Preterite
I astounded
you astounded
he/she/it astounded
we astounded
you astounded
they astounded
Present Continuous
I am astounding
you are astounding
he/she/it is astounding
we are astounding
you are astounding
they are astounding
Present Perfect
I have astounded
you have astounded
he/she/it has astounded
we have astounded
you have astounded
they have astounded
Past Continuous
I was astounding
you were astounding
he/she/it was astounding
we were astounding
you were astounding
they were astounding
Past Perfect
I had astounded
you had astounded
he/she/it had astounded
we had astounded
you had astounded
they had astounded
Future
I will astound
you will astound
he/she/it will astound
we will astound
you will astound
they will astound
Future Perfect
I will have astounded
you will have astounded
he/she/it will have astounded
we will have astounded
you will have astounded
they will have astounded
Future Continuous
I will be astounding
you will be astounding
he/she/it will be astounding
we will be astounding
you will be astounding
they will be astounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been astounding
you have been astounding
he/she/it has been astounding
we have been astounding
you have been astounding
they have been astounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been astounding
you will have been astounding
he/she/it will have been astounding
we will have been astounding
you will have been astounding
they will have been astounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been astounding
you had been astounding
he/she/it had been astounding
we had been astounding
you had been astounding
they had been astounding
Conditional
I would astound
you would astound
he/she/it would astound
we would astound
you would astound
they would astound
Past Conditional
I would have astounded
you would have astounded
he/she/it would have astounded
we would have astounded
you would have astounded
they would have astounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.astound - affect with wonderastound - affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
dazzle - amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill; "Her arguments dazzled everyone"; "The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"

astound

verb amaze, surprise, overwhelm, astonish, stagger, bewilder, daze, confound, stupefy, stun, take your breath away, boggle the mind, dumbfound, flabbergast (informal) He used to astound us with feats of physical endurance.

astound

verb
To impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual:
Idioms: catch unawares, take aback.
Translations
يَصْعَق، يُذهِل
ohromit
forbløffeoverraske
gera forviîa/ agndofa
pritrenkiantis
izbrīnītpārsteigt
hayrete düşürmekşaşkına döndürmek

astound

[əˈstaʊnd] VTasombrar, pasmar

astound

[əˈstaʊnd] vt [remark, result, figures, quality, speed] [+ person] → stupéfier, sidérer
to be astounded by sth → être stupéfait(e) par qch

astound

vtsehr erstaunen, in Erstaunen (ver)setzen; to be astounded (at or by)höchst erstaunt sein (→ über +acc)

astound

[əˈstaʊnd] vtsbalordire
he was astounded to hear ... → è rimasto stupefatto or allibito nel sentire...

astound

(ˈəstaund) verb
to make (someone) very surprised. I was astounded to hear of his imprisonment.
aˈstounding adjective
an astounding piece of news.
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