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Related to take aback: taken aback
(tr, adverb) to astonish or disconcert
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|Verb||1.||take 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"
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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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