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takes aback

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present tense third-person singular of take aback

Synonyms of takes 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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“Takes aback.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/takes%20aback. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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