surprise

I
n.

1) to spring, uncork a surprise on smb.

2) to achieve surprise

3) to express surprise

4) to show surprise

5) (a) complete, outright, total surprise (we achieved complete surprise)

6) a pleasant; unpleasant surprise (they sprang an unpleasant surprise on us)

7) surprise at (to express surprise at recent events)

8) a surprise to (the results were a complete surprise to everyone)

9) a surprise to + inf. (it was a pleasant surprise to learn of her promotion)

10) a surprise that + clause (it was a surprise that he got here on lime)

11) by surprise (our troops took the fortress by surprise)

12) to smb.'s surprise (to our surprise he was not drunk)

II
v.

1) to surprise greatly, very much

2) (R) it surprised me to see them drunk; it surprised us that their party won the election

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[sə'praɪz]
it surprised us that their party won the election
outright
uncork a surprise on smb.
very much
unpleasant surprise (they sprang an unpleasant surprise on us)
total surprise (we achieved complete surprise)
(R) it surprised me to see them drunk
(a) complete
a pleasant
to achieve surprise
to express surprise
to show surprise
to spring
to surprise greatly
a surprise to + inf. (it was a pleasant surprise to learn of her promotion)
a surprise that + clause (it was a surprise that he got here on time)
by surprise (our troops took the fortress by surprise)
a surprise to (the results were a complete surprise to everyone)
surprise at (to express surprise at recent events)
to smb. 's surprise (to our surprise he was not drunk)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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