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take aback

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Synonyms of take aback

to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • Everyone was taken aback by her sudden anger.
  • The family seemed taken aback by the overwhelming generosity of their neighbors.

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“Take aback.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/take%20aback. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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