Definition of astound
- The unusual surgical techniques illustrated … will astound even the most bemused readers.
- —Alan T. Marty
The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.
What astounds me is that they never apologized.
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knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise;
: to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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