take (someone) unawares

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Definition of take (someone) unawares

: to surprise (someone) by something unexpected She was taken unawares by the sudden change in plans.

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“Take (someone) unawares.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28someone%29%20unawares. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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