take unawares

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  • take unawares —    If something takes you unawares, it surprises you because you were not expecting it.     His angry reaction took me unawares …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take unawares — surprise, take by surprise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take somebody unawares — • to take somebody unawares • to catch somebody unawares (from Idioms in Speech) to surprise to be caught unawares (from Idioms in Speech) to be taken by surprise When I am caught unawares I usually tell the truth. (I. Murdoch) The use of his… …   Idioms and examples

  • take someone unawares — catch/take/someone unawares phrase to surprise someone, often making them feel confused or embarrassed Burchill’s shot caught the goalkeeper completely unawares. Thesaurus: to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym Main entry: unawares …   Useful english dictionary

  • unawares — un|a|wares [ˌʌnəˈweəz US ˈwerz] adv 1.) take/catch sb unawares if something takes you unawares, it happens when you are not expecting it and are not prepared ▪ The question caught me completely unawares. 2.) formal without noticing ▪ We had… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unawares — adverb 1 take/catch sb unawares to happen or to do something in a way that someone was not expecting and so was not prepared for: Caught unawares like that, I was unable to think of an excuse. 2 formal without noticing: We had walked unawares… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unawares — un|a|wares [ ,ʌnə werz ] adverb catch/take someone unawares to surprise someone, often making them feel confused or embarrassed: The double steal caught the pitcher completely unawares …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unawares — UK [ˌʌnəˈweə(r)z] / US [ˌʌnəˈwerz] adverb catch/take someone unawares to surprise someone, often making them feel confused or embarrassed Burchill s shot caught the goalkeeper completely unawares …   English dictionary

  • take — I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get into one s hands or into one s possession, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unawares — [ˌʌnəˈweəz] adv catch/take sb unawares to surprise someone, often making them feel confused or embarrassed[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • take by surprise — idi a) to come upon unawares b) to astonish; amaze …   From formal English to slang

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