Definition of astound
: to fill with bewilderment or wonder The unusual surgical techniques illustrated … will astound even the most bemused readers. — Alan T. Marty
Recent Examples of astound from the Web
The Rays—who now lead the Cubs 3–1 in the fourth inning—simply astound me.
Wallenda and her husband come from a long-line of daredevils and circus performers, whose acts and records have astounded the world since the 1940s.
Glenne Headly astounded Richard Dreyfuss when the two played husband in wife in the 1995 classic Mr. Holland's Opus.
A superstar joins a championship-caliber team and wins a championship — this type of achievement should astound no one.
Pandora glows at night Pandora will equally astound guests at night when its bioluminescent plants bathe the land in an ethereal glow.
Suckling pig Fergus Henderson, chef of St. John’s restaurant in London, has probably been, at least on the food end of things, the star of the month’s festivities, a smiling, bespectacled presence responsible for astounding feats of carnivorousness.
Murthy’s report showed that e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults has increased considerably in recent years, growing an astounding 900 percent among high school students from 2011 to 2015.
How people pay exorbitant prices to watch astounds me, especially when there’s basically one team that comes to play every night.
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Synonym Discussion of astound
Examples of astound in a Sentence
The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.
What astounds me is that they never apologized.
ASTOUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astound for English Language Learners
: to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)
ASTOUND Defined for Kids
Definition of astound for Students
: to fill with puzzled wonder The magician will astound you.
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