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Definitions of surprise:

part of speech: verb transitive

To take unawares; to attack without notice; as, to surprise the enemy; to strike with wonder by something sudden or unexpected; astonish; to lead to do something suddenly and unexpectedly: with into; as, to surprise a thief into admitting his guilt.

part of speech: verb transitive

To come upon suddenly or unawares: to strike with wonder or astonishment: to confuse.

part of speech: noun

The act of coming upon or attacking unexpectedly; state of being taken unawares; a feeling excited by what is sudden and strange; wonder; astonishment; a sudden or unexpected event or fact.

part of speech: verb

To take unawares; to come upon one suddenly; to strike with wonder; to throw the mind into confusion by presenting something suddenly to the view or the mind.

part of speech: noun

The act of coming upon unawares; an emotion of the mind excited by something happening suddenly and unexpectedly; astonishment; wonder.

part of speech: noun

Act of taking unawares: the emotion caused by anything sudden: amazement.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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