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What is another word for taken by surprise?

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Past participle for to astound or surprise someone
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“It would take her by surprise when a young woman appeared in front of her.”
Past participle for to do something (to someone) unexpectedly
“We must resort to the stratagem of keeping close to the enemy all through the game, with the hope of winning at the very finish by an unexpected spurt that will take them by surprise.”
Past participle for to spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
Past participle for to attack someone, typically from a hidden position
Past participle for to chance upon someone doing something unexpected (and usually underhanded)
Past participle for to disturb the composure of
(of a feeling) Past participle for to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
Caused to feel surprised or taken aback due to an unexpected event
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