the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
attack by storm; attack suddenly
cause to be surprised
come upon or take unawares
The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise.
The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen; emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
Anything that causes such a state or emotion.
A dish covered with a crust of raised paste, but with no other contents.
To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me.
To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state;