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ABACK [əˈbak]

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1. Aback definition is - backward, back

2. How to use Aback in a sentence.

3. Aback - Originated in sailing, as a ship was taken Aback when a strong gust of wind suddenly blew the sails back against the mast, causing the ship to stop momentarily

4. 5 synonyms of Aback from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 5 related words, definitions, and antonyms

5. Antonio says NBA players are often taken Aback when they visit the Philippines and people on the street want to discuss game details with them

6. THIS HOOPS HOTBED IS SET TO TAKE OFF PALLABI MUNSI AUGUST 20, 2020 OZY The landlord, who seemed to be thoroughly taken Aback, unlocked the door with a trembling hand, and the missionary passed out.

7. Taken Aback definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation

8. take Aback, to To surprise or discomfit

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11. Definition of Aback in the Definitions.net dictionary

12. What does Aback mean? Information and translations of Aback in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on …

13. It took us all Aback a bit to learn that John was moving to England next month

14. I'm sure the news of the merger takes everyone Aback, but please believe me that this is in the best interest of the company

15. Definition of Aback adverb in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

16. Compound Forms/Forme composte: Inglese: Italiano: taken Aback adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (surprised, astonished) sorpreso, spiazzato, sbalordito agg aggettivo: Descrive o specifica un sostantivo: "Una persona fidata" - "Con un cacciavite piccolo" - "Questioni controverse": We were taken Aback at his sudden

17. There are those who take me Aback and enter this place for the first time.: Il y a ceux qui me prennent au dépourvu et qui entrent dans ce lieu pour la première fois.: I would like to mention three things which affect me personally and also take me Aback.: Je voudrais faire remarquer trois choses qui me concernent et m' attristent

18. Taken Aback, Taken Back Taken back is a corruption of taken Aback, a long-standing idiom meaning "taken by surprise." Taken back properly means "to be returned." These days, however, taken back is used in statements like, "I was taken back by his rudeness."

19. Aback definition: towards the back; backwards Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

20. Find 301 ways to say TAKEN Aback, along with antonyms, related words, and example sentences at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus.

21. *Taken Aback* Surprised, Shocked

22. Find words for Aback in Spanish in this Spanish-English dictionary

23. Traducir Aback de Inglés a español.

24. ‘She was taken Aback when he smiled and bowed his head to her.’ ‘I was a little taken Aback by her use of the familiar term but I recovered quickly.’ ‘I was taken Aback by that and answered with a question that has been bugging me.’ ‘I was taken Aback by his sudden mood …

25. The ship was taken Aback and thrown on her beam ends, in which situation she remained two hours.: So there we were with our slinky little dresses, sashaying across the stage singing religious music and I think it just took the world Aback.: I stood still at the window, taken Aback by the passion of the outburst as much as the completely unexpected words.

26. Synonyms for Aback in Free Thesaurus

27. 22 synonyms for Aback: surprise, throw, shock, stun, confuse, astonish, stagger, startle, bewilder, astound

28. Took Aback synonyms, took Aback pronunciation, took Aback translation, English dictionary definition of took Aback

29. By surprise: He was taken Aback by her caustic remarks

30. Woman taken Aback by sister-in-law’s ‘insane’ financial request: ‘Surely she isn’t serious’ By Emerald Pellot A woman doesn’t want to pay her sister-in-law (SIL) for babysitting her son but isn’t sure if …

31. The mild, though licentious reign, of Louis the Sixteenth, threw France far Aback, in her ambitious career; but it gave birth to that revolution, wherein, her warlike propensities and territorial resources were unfolded with tenfold efficacy.

32. ‘She was taken Aback when he smiled and bowed his head to her.’ ‘I was a little taken Aback by her use of the familiar term but I recovered quickly.’ ‘I was taken Aback by that and answered with a question that has been bugging me.’ ‘I was taken Aback by his sudden mood …

33. Now surviving mainly in taken Aback, which originally was a nautical expression in reference to a vessel's square sails when a sudden change of wind flattens them back against the masts and stops the forward motion (1754).

34. Examples of Aback in a sentence

35. I was taken Aback by the server’s rude comment about my hair

36. 🔊 While Amy enjoyed the film as a whole, as a minister she couldn’t help but be taken Aback by the strong use of profanity in the dialogue.

37. The little girl screamed and it took us Aback

38. I was taken Aback by the news of his death

39. I was a little taken Aback at the directness of the question

40. Learn the translation for ‘Aback’ in LEO’s English ⇔ German dictionary

41. Aback - A Beautiful age, creative keys

42. Aback is an adverb, so take Aback is a separable phrasal verb

43. The sails of a ship are said to be taken Aback by a change in the relative direction of the wind, but they are laid Aback

44. Definition of Aback written for English Language Learners from the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage examples, and count/noncount noun labels.

45. To be taken Aback is to be taken by surprise

46. You might be taken Aback when your grandmother suddenly demonstrates her yodeling skills.

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49. Man taken Aback by girlfriend’s ‘extreme’ reaction to his homemade food: ‘I’m not cooking for her [again]’ By Emerald Pellot A man’s girlfriend had strange responses to his cooking — then Reddit helped them both realize it was indicative of something else entirely.

50. Economists were taken Aback by the pace of the slowdown and were split about whether prices would slow further this year

51. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Even Jax was taken Aback by the sheer weight of the reaction

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53. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Aback a‧back / əˈbæk / adverb → be taken Aback (by something) Examples from the Corpus Aback • He was momentarily a bit taken Aback

54. • The singer is capable of delicacy, as well; the occasional pianissimo utterance takes you Aback.

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What does aback mean?

Definition of aback. 1 archaic : backward, back. 2 : in a position to catch the wind upon the forward surface (as of a sail) 3 : by surprise : unawares was taken aback by her sharp retort.

What does the idiom "taken aback" mean?

Taken aback Aback is a mostly archaic adverb originally meaning at or on the back. So when someone was taken aback they were caught off guard by something coming from behind. From this derives the meaning of the modern idiom, take aback, usually inflected taken aback : surprised or disconcerted.

What is another word for "taken aback"?

The synonyms and related words of "Taken aback" are: loot, deprive, buccaneer, confiscate, forfeit, fetch, booty, acquisition, dispossess, forfeiture, deprivation, seize, snatch, impound, secure, pillage, broach, picking, impoverish, usurp, ransack, procure, have, own, hold, acquirement, supplant, grab, bring, plunder

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