surprise

surprise is part of the Basic English 850.
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surprise is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
surprise

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

Plain form
surprise

Third-person singular
surprises

Past tense
surprised

Past participle
surprised

Present participle
surprising

  1. To do something that another person didn't think you were going to do.
    You surprised me by coming here. I thought you were going to Jimmy's house.

NounEdit

Singular
surprise

Plural
surprises

  1. A thing that surprises someone, mostly something good.
    The number of apples on the tree this year is a surprise.


Emotions or feelings (edit)

anger - confusion - embarrassment - envy - fear - happiness - hate - love - regret - sadness - shame - surprise - worry