surprise

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Inflections of 'surprise' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
surprises
v 3rd person singular
surprising
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
surprised
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
surprised
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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surprise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be unexpected)verrassen overg.ww
  verbazen overg.ww
 The cold weather at the beach really surprised us.
surprise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (do [sth] unexpected and nice for)verrassen overg.ww
 We surprised her with flowers.
surprise interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (greeting to party)verrassing tw
  (informeel)kiekeboe tw
 Surprise! Happy birthday!
surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unexpected event)verrassing nw de
 The call from his long-lost brother was a genuine surprise.
surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (emotional reaction to a surprise)verbazing nw de
 Her surprise at the party showed on her face.
surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (catching [sb] unawares)verrassing nw de
 The surprise went well. He had no idea that they were going to do that.
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surprise adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (party: unexpected) (in samenstelling)verrassings- bn
 They threw him a surprise birthday party.
surprise viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (cause surprise)verrassen overg.ww
  opschudding veroorzaken
 She is so inventive, and always surprises.
surprise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (catch)betrappen overg.ww
 The police surprised the burglars with the money in their hands.
surprise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attack by surprise)bij verrassing aanvallen
  overrompelen overg.ww
 The enemy surprised them early in the morning.
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verrassing nw de (surprise)surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
verbazen,
zich verbazen
overg.ww
(verwonderen, ontstellen)surprise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  amaze, astonish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
verrassing nw de (verwondering)surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  shock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  amazement, astonishment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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surprise nw de (ingepakt cadeau)surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  present nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
verbazing nw de (grote verwondering)surprise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  amazement, astonishment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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Samengestelde woorden:
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als een verrassing komen onoverg. uitdr. (onverwacht gebeuren)come as a surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
overval nw de (onverwachtse aanval)surprise attack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  raid nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  robbery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  hold-up, stick-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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Samengestelde woorden:
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come as a surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be unexpected)als een verrassing komen, totaal onverwacht komen frase
 The letter offering me a job came as a total surprise.
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Collocatie: surprise your [students, children, partner], a [pleasant, nice, great, horrible, shocking, big] surprise, threw her a surprise [party, birthday party, celebration], meer...

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