aback

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 [əˈbæk]


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aback

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. was taken aback by [how, what]
  2. was taken aback about [how]
  3. was taken aback by her [words, statement, outfit]
  4. was taken aback to [learn, hear, find, read, discover]
  5. was taken aback because (of)
  6. took me [completely, slightly, somewhat] aback (when)
  7. have never been so taken aback (as when)
  8. hold the [jib, sails] aback
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