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Etymology

From Middle French surprise.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
surprise

Plural
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  1. Something not expected.
    It was a surprise to find out I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
  2. (attributively) Unexpected.
    The surprise attack was devastating.
  3. The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
    Imagine my surprise on learning I owed twice as much as I thought I did.

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to surprise

Third person singular
surpris

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to surprise (third-person singular simple present surpris, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause (someone) to feel surprise.
    It surprises me that I owe twice as much as I thought I did.
  2. (transitive) To do something to (a person) that they are not expecting, as a surprise.
    He doesn't know that I'm in the country - I thought I'd turn up at his house and surprise him.

Translations


French

Etymology

From verb surprendre.

Pronunciation

Verb form

surprise

  1. Feminine form of surpris.
    Je t'ai surprise en flagrant délit.

Noun

surprise f. (plural surprises)

  1. surprise (something unexpected)

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