Definition of 'astonish'
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Sometimes they look as if they are astonished to see you there, sometimes they just look cross. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watch a serious game of cricket and you see two teams competing fiercely, but you also see astonishing collaboration. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I find the hypocrisy astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As chairman of his local education committee in Blackburn he had been astonished to find himself chairing the governing bodies of half the schools in the town. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said: 'It is astonishing to be that young and to have that knack of being in the right place at the right time. The Sun (2016)What that man did was quite literally astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is astonishing to see these tiny birds engaged in such a fierce aerial battle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bulbs in the secret garden must have been much astonished. The Secret Garden (1911)It is astonishing that something so readily available is so potent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That she made that journey at all is to me quite astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He says people are astonished when they see him painting. Improve Your Landscape PaintingAnd then something astonishing and terrible would happen. The Broken God (1993)She was quite astonished by the price. The Sun (2011)His appearance makes for a quite astonishing bit of theatre. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Villagers were astonished to see the flame being put on a coach and driven to the next location. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Over the years the area has struggled economically but what is happening there at the moment is quite astonishing. The Sun (2011)But then they did something astonishing. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)And it would be astonishing to find how soon the change is felt if we had no kindred changes to compare with it. Middlemarch (1872)It is astonishing how much life there is in the British woodland. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The 40-year-old has seen an astonishing rise in his fortunes. The Sun (2008)The sound of the howling was astonishing - not something you could just turn over and ignore. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Back in the gym, something rather astonishing came of something bad. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was astonished to find that she had only four hours' contact time in her first term. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I find it astonishing that policymakers are only just admitting the need for radical change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I am astonished at how much she remembers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I find it absolutely astonishing there is talk about him leaving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was absolutely astonished to see the face of a policeman looking in through the open door. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)She said: 'It was astonishing to me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says: 'People are very much astonished to see me. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'astonish'
British English: astonish /əˈstɒnɪʃ/ VERB
If someone or something astonishes you, they surprise you very much.
My news will astonish you.
- American English: astonish
- Arabic: يُدهِشُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pasmar
- Chinese: 惊讶
- Croatian: iznenaditi
- Czech: udivit
- Danish: forbløffe
- Dutch: verbazen
- European Spanish: asombrar sorprender
- Finnish: hämmästyttää
- French: étonner
- German: erstaunen
- Greek: καταπλήσσω
- Italian: stupire
- Japanese: 驚かす
- Korean: 놀라게 하다
- Norwegian: forbause
- Polish: zadziwić
- European Portuguese: pasmar
- Romanian: a surprinde
- Russian: ошеломлять
- Spanish: asombrar
- Swedish: förvåna
- Thai: ทำให้แปลกใจ
- Turkish: şaşırtmak
- Ukrainian: дивувати
- Vietnamese: làm kinh ngạc
Definition of astonish from the Collins English Dictionary
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