Definition of 'astound'
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Looking back, I still remain astounded that it all came together so quickly and easily. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was astounding to find that multiculturalism actually seemed to work. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)And the family were more astounded to find the memory card dry and the pics saved. The Sun (2014)She told some truly astounding lies just to take paid leave. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The arrogance of that is still astounding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light. The Secret Garden (1911)By reading this column you are about to discover something astounding. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Finding ancestors was wonderful; finding actual members of the family who are alive and well is truly astounding. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am still astounded by noise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A couple who had stopped receiving post were astounded to find a fraudster had set up a fake letterbox on their property. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I was astounded to find it down by 33 per cent. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)I find it astounding that a team that's had such an outstanding season gets that. The Sun (2011)She said: 'I was just astounded as to how far people pushed things. The Sun (2010)Some of the Arab fighters were astounded to find themselves fighting alongside uncovered Kurdish women. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She said: 'You will be astounded to find out how common it is. The Sun (2009)This was unsurprising, given the amount of mental and physical energy that had gone into his astounding performance at Edgbaston. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She said: 'I was astounded. The Sun (2010)A man who had been told that his partner of 30 years had died while undergoing cancer treatment was astounded to find her still breathing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The performance is astounding, a true sensory overload, with the room filled with the smell of fresh vegetables as well as music. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I FIND astounding the harshness being handed out to two people obviously very much in love. The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'astound'
Used Rarely. astound is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'astound'
British English: astound VERB
If something astounds you, you are very surprised by it.
He used to astound his friends with feats of physical endurance.
Definition of astound from the Collins English Dictionary
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