surpriser
noun see surprise II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Surpriser — Sur*pris er, n. One who surprises. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surpriser — See surprise. * * * …   Universalium

  • surpriser — noun someone who surprises …   Wiktionary

  • surpriser — n. person or thing that surprises …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surpriser — sur·pris·er …   English syllables

  • surpriser — noun a captor who uses surprise to capture the victim • Derivationally related forms: ↑surprise • Hypernyms: ↑captor, ↑capturer …   Useful english dictionary

  • surprise — I. noun also surprize Etymology: Middle English suppryse exaction, seizure, from Anglo French sousprise, supprise, from feminine of supris, surpris, suspris, past participle of surprendre & susprendre to capture, take by surprise, from sur & sus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surprisingly — See surpriser. * * * …   Universalium

  • surprise — surprisedly /seuhr pruy zid lee, pruyzd , seuh /, adv. surpriser, n. /seuhr pruyz , seuh /, v., surprised, surprising, n. v.t. 1. to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness: Her beauty… …   Universalium

  • surprise — /səˈpraɪz / (say suh pruyz) verb (t) (surprised, surprising) 1. to come upon suddenly and unexpectedly; catch (a person, etc.) in the act of doing something; discover (a thing) suddenly. 2. to assail, attack, or capture suddenly or without… …   Australian English dictionary

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