much to someone's surprise

Definition of much to someone's surprise

  1. —used to say that someone is very surprised by something Much to our surprise, she refused.

Word by Word Definitions

muchplay
  1. :  great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

    :  great in importance or significance

    :  many in number

  1. :  to a great degree or extent :  considerably

    :  very

    :  frequently, often

  1. :  a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

    :  something considerable or impressive

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

surprise
  1. :  an attack made without warning

    :  a taking unawares

    :  something that surprises

  1. :  to attack unexpectedly

    :  to capture by an unexpected attack

    :  to take unawares


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