take (someone) unawares

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take (someone) unawares

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

unawares play
  1. : without design, attention, preparation, or premeditation

  2. : without warning : suddenly, unexpectedly


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