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1. surprise

verb. ['sɝˈpraɪz, səˈpraɪz'] cause to be surprised.

Synonyms

  • astound
  • strike
  • astonish
  • boggle
  • ball over
  • bowl over
  • take aback
  • affect
  • blow out of the water
  • catch
  • flabbergast
  • explode a bombshell
  • move
  • amaze
  • floor
  • shock

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • repel
  • get off
  • detach

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Rhymes with Surprise Attack

  • post-attack
  • vanvlack
  • knick-knack
  • unpack
  • tabak
  • stracke
  • strack
  • repack
  • oblak
  • dulac
  • chirac
  • beaulac
  • whack
  • trak
  • track
  • trac
  • stack
  • stac
  • spak
  • spack
  • snack
  • smack
  • slack
  • schrack
  • schnack
  • schlack
  • quack
  • plaque
  • placke
  • plack

2. surprise

noun. ['sɝˈpraɪz, səˈpraɪz'] the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you.

Synonyms

  • astonishment

Antonyms

  • strain
  • unstrain

3. surprise

noun. ['sɝˈpraɪz, səˈpraɪz'] a sudden unexpected event.

Synonyms

  • alteration
  • peripeteia
  • coup de theatre
  • peripetia
  • stunner
  • eye opener
  • peripety
  • change
  • modification
  • thunderbolt
  • thunderclap
  • blow
  • shock

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate

4. attack

noun. ['əˈtæk'] (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons).

Synonyms

  • fire
  • banzai charge
  • penetration
  • ground attack
  • coup de main
  • blitzkrieg
  • diversion
  • onslaught
  • bombing
  • diversionary attack
  • firing
  • counterattack
  • operation
  • countermove
  • military operation
  • incursion
  • onset
  • strike
  • bombardment
  • strafe
  • charge
  • onrush
  • banzai attack
  • assault
  • surprise attack

Antonyms

  • fail
  • leave
  • abstain
  • agree

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

5. attack

verb. ['əˈtæk'] launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with.

Synonyms

  • blitz
  • circumvent
  • bombard
  • surround
  • storm
  • hem in
  • pepper
  • invade
  • bomb
  • pelt
  • besiege
  • raid
  • occupy
  • submarine
  • bust
  • cannonade
  • surprise
  • torpedo
  • counterattack
  • beleaguer
  • hit
  • contend
  • gas
  • strike
  • assail
  • strafe
  • counterstrike
  • aggress
  • fight

Antonyms

  • pay cash
  • whisper
  • cool
  • square

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

6. attack

verb. ['əˈtæk'] attack in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • whang
  • abuse
  • shout
  • scald
  • round
  • whip
  • criticize
  • rubbish
  • claw
  • knock
  • vitriol
  • rip
  • criticise
  • clapperclaw
  • pick apart
  • lash out
  • blister
  • assail
  • barrage
  • blackguard
  • assault
  • snipe

Antonyms

  • overcharge
  • discharge
  • unburden
  • empty

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

7. attack

verb. ['əˈtæk'] take the initiative and go on the offensive.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • check
  • act
  • harass
  • aggress
  • fork
  • move
  • pin

Antonyms

  • negative charge
  • positive charge
  • credit
  • arise

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

8. attack

verb. ['əˈtæk'] attack someone physically or emotionally.

Synonyms

  • dishonor
  • molest
  • profane
  • savage
  • set
  • ravish
  • reassail
  • blindside
  • sic
  • desecrate
  • bait
  • violate
  • outrage
  • bulldog
  • set on
  • jump
  • rush
  • assail
  • rape
  • beset
  • assault
  • set upon

Antonyms

  • top
  • bottom
  • thin
  • reduce

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

9. attack

noun. ['əˈtæk'] an offensive move in a sport or game.

Synonyms

  • counterattack
  • play
  • turn

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • pass
  • idle
  • bore

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

10. attack

noun. ['əˈtæk'] intense adverse criticism.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • unfavorable judgment
  • flack
  • criticism
  • flak

Antonyms

  • roughen
  • stand still
  • surrender
  • hire

Etymology

  • attaque (French)

Sentences with surprise-attack


1. Noun Phrase
It digs a burrow with a door-like mechanism at the top from where it can launch surprise attacks on its prey.

2. Noun Phrase
Predators can use camouflage in order to hide from prey and make a surprise attack, which can help them catch their prey and avoid any dangerous defenses the prey might have.

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