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verb [transitive] astonish pronunciation in British English /əˈstɒnɪʃ/
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present tense
present participleastonishing
past tenseastonished
past participleastonished
  1. to surprise someone very much
    Beth astonished her by refusing to help.
    astonish that: It always astonished him that his children were not fonder of their grandfather.


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