take (someone) by surprise

Definition of take (someone) by surprise

  1. :  to surprise (someone) Her reaction took me by surprise.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

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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