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  • as inovertake
  • as insurprise

synonyms for take by surprise

  • beat
  • befall
  • catch up with
  • engulf
  • outdistance
  • outdo
  • outstrip
  • overwhelm
  • better
  • happen
  • hit
  • overhaul
  • reach
  • strike
  • come upon
  • gain on
  • get past
  • get to
  • leave behind

antonyms for take by surprise

MOST RELEVANT
  • lose
  • fail
  • miss
  • fall behind
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How to use take by surprise in a sentence

I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Great was the surprise of Alf at the honour and labour thus thrust upon him, but he did not shrink from it.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TAKE BY SURPRISE

  • beat
  • befall
  • better
  • catch up with
  • come upon
  • engulf
  • gain on
  • get past
  • get to
  • happen
  • hit
  • leave behind
  • outdistance
  • outdo
  • outstrip
  • overhaul
  • overwhelm
  • reach
  • strike
  • take by surprise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.