much to someone's surprise

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of much to someone's surprise

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

Word by Word Definitions

much play
  1. : great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : great in importance or significance

  3. : many in number

  1. : to a great degree or extent : considerably

  2. : very

  3. : frequently, often

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

  2. : something considerable or impressive

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

surprise play
  1. : an attack made without warning

  2. : a taking unawares

  3. : something that surprises

  1. : to attack unexpectedly

  2. : to take unawares

  3. : to detect or elicit by a taking unawares


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