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adjective surprised pronunciation in American English /sərˈpraɪzd/

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  1. having the feeling that you get when something unexpected happens
    I’ll be surprised if he gets here on time.
    be surprised to do something: I wasn’t that surprised to hear that they were splitting up.
    surprised at/by: Judy was genuinely surprised at Ben’s reaction to the news.
    I wouldn’t be surprised: I wouldn’t be surprised if he got married again soon.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] showing surprise
      She gave him a surprised look.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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