Astonish

Definition of Astonish

As`ton´ish
v. t.1.To stun; to render senseless, as by a blow.
[imp. & p. p. Astonished ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Astonishing.]
Enough, captain; you have astonished him. [Fluellen had struck Pistol].
- Shak.
The very cramp-fish [i. e., torpedo] . . . being herself not benumbed, is able to astonish others.
- Holland.
2.To strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion.
Musidorus . . . had his wits astonished with sorrow.
- Sidney.
I, Daniel . . . was astonished at the vision.
- Dan. viii. 27.

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affright, alarm, ambush, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, bushwhack, catch off-guard, catch unawares, come from behind, come upon unexpectedly, confound, daze, dazzle, do the unexpected, drop in on, dumbfound, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, pounce upon, pull up short, shock, spring a surprise, spring upon, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, take by surprise, take short, take unawares, terrify
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