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Definitions and Synonyms of take aback | Another word for take aback | What is take aback?

Definition 1: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off - [verb of emotion]

Samples where take aback or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

Synonyms for take aback in the sense of this definition

(take aback is a kind of ...) cause to be surprised

"The news really surprised me"

(... is a kind of take aback ) to stimulate to action

"the loud noise startled him awake" "galvanized into action"

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