Reverse Dictionary – SURPRISE – VERBS


SURPRISE, SURPRISED, SURPRISING, SURPRISINGLY – VERBS
– to be extremely surprised delighted, or excited LEAP OUT OF ONE’S SKIN FOR JOY 1584
– to be extremely surprised, delighted, or excited SKIP OUT OF ONE’S SKIN FOR JOY 1668
– to be extremely surprised or utterly shocked FALL THROUGH ONE’S (OWN) ASSHOLE 1960s US sl.
– to be surprised (dropped his trousers) DROP TROU Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– to be surprised in an embarrassing situation; to be caught off guard BE CAUGHT WITH ONE’S PANTS DOWN 1922 colloq.
– to be surprised or overcome with emotion FALL OUT 1938 African-American sl.
– to be surprised or stunned FALL OUT OF ONE’S STANDING 1990s Irish sl.
– to be surprising or astonishing BEAT ALL NATURE 1825 Amer. dial. arch.
– to be surprising or astonishing BEAT THE CATS 1909 Amer. dial.
– to be surprising or astonishing; to be exasperating BEAT THE DUTCH 1775 Amer. dial.
– to be surprising or astonishing; to be exasperating BEATS A HEN A-FLYING 1966 Amer. dial.
– to be surprising or astonishing; to be exasperating BEATS A HEN A-ROUTING 1966 Amer. dial.
– to be taken by surprise BE TO THE DOOR Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to be taken by surprise NEVER KNOW WHAT HIT ONE;  NOT KNOW WHAT HIT ONE 1923 sl.
– to catch someone by surprise CATCH SOMEONE ON THE HOP Bk1999 
– to cause surprise, scepticism, or mild disapproval; to shock RAISE EYEBROWS 1921
– to express surprise, to wonder MERGLE Bk1905 Sc.
– to feel surprised; to wonder; to be amazed ADMIRIZE 1702 obs. rare
– to feel surprise or astonishment; to wonder, to marvel ADMIRE c1590 obs.
– to look surprised. to stare GARE Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– to react with great surprise DROP ONE’S TEETH Bk2006 US sl.
– to surprise BOB Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to surprise BUMSWIGGLE 1952 Amer. dial.
– to surprise FROST Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– to surprise and confuse someone SAND Bk1904 Sc.
– to surprise greatly TAKE ONE’S HAIR OFF Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to surprise or injure one MAKE ONE’S HASLET CURL Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to surprise someone TAKE THE SOLES OFF SOMEONE’S SHOES L19 sl.
– to surprise someone so severely that he cannot respond PUT THE SHAFT TO ONE’S MIND Bk1970 US high school sl.
– to surprise suddenly and forcibly TAKE ABACK 1754 sl., orig. nautical usage
– to surprise, to amaze WONDER 1863 Amer. dial.
– to surprise; to amaze; to fascinate ZOOM SOMEONE OUT 1960s sl.
– to surprise, to astonish ADMIRE c1650 obs. rare
– to surprise, to astonish BOWL OVER M19 sl.
– to surprise, to astonish, to confuse TAKE A FEATHER OUT OF 20C Irish sl.
– to surprise, to astonish, to marvel; to be astonished or amazed; to cause to wonder AWONDER c1230 obs.
– to surprise, to astonish, to mystify; to confound or overcome completely SPIFLICATE 1785 humorous or colloq.
– to surprise, to astound FLABBERGAST 1772
– to surprise; to catch off guard or unaware CATCH A DUCK ASLEEP 1843 Amer. dial.
– to surprise; to catch off guard or unaware CATCH A WEASEL ASLEEP 1825 Amer. dial.
– to surprise; to come upon unprepared or unawares TAKE A PERSON TARDY 1530 obs.
– to surprise, to disconcert FAZE 1830 US sl.
– to surprise, to overtake TAKE TARDE 1547 obs.
– to surprise, to startle, to astound; to stupefy GLOPPEN a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to surprise, to upset, to disturb, to shock JAR 1897 Amer. dial.
– to take by surprise; to amaze, astonish, bewilder, perplex FLAMBERGAST 1869 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to take by surprise; to ambush SANDBAG L19 sl., orig. US
– to take by surprise; to astonish TAKE TO 1887 Eng. dial.
– to take by surprise; to fall upon, to come upon unexpectedly OPPRESS 1328 obs.