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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sudden unexpected event. Also: Come upon suddenly or take unawares.

Usage examples (35)
  • Because a garden means constantly making choices, it offers almost limitless possibilities for surprise and satisfaction.
  • I think in this kind of public finance the surprise is the good one.
  • Hanson says hotels are more creative in what he calls the surprise fee.
  • “Oh, dear one, in Welken what you call surprise is our daily fare.” for more
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