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verb [intransitive/transitive] amaze pronunciation in American English /əˈmeɪz/ 
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present tense
present participleamazing
past tenseamazed
past participleamazed

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  1. to surprise someone very much, especially by being very impressive

    These guys continue to amaze with their excellent music.

    what amazes me is that/it amazes me that:

    What amazes me is that they never get tired.

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