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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - aback

 

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aback
~ adv be taken ~ to be very surprised or shocked by something  (For a moment, I was completely taken aback by her request.)
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  If you are taken aback by something, you are surprised or shocked by it and you cannot respond at once. Roland was taken aback by our strength of feeling... PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, oft PHR by n ...
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary
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  adverb Date: before 12th century 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 ~ by her sharp retort ...
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
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  adv. 1 archaic backwards, behind. 2 Naut. (of a sail) pressed against the mast by a head wind. Phrases and idioms take aback 1 surprise, disconcert (your request took me aback; I was greatly taken aback by the news). 2 (as taken aback) (of a ship) with the sails pressed against the mast by a head wind. Etymology: OE on b{aelig}c (as A(2), BACK) ...
Толковый словарь английского языка Oxford English Reference
4.
  1. уст. мор. назад Id: to hold oneself aback from —- держаться на расстоянии от; держаться в стороне от; избегать Id: taken aback —- пораженный, ошеломленный; захваченный врасплох; мор. обстененный (о парусах) ...
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5.
  adv. obs. назад; сзади; задом to stand aback from - держаться на расстоянии, в стороне от; избегать taken aback - ошеломленный, захваченный врасплох; I was quite taken aback at their bad manners я был неприятно поражён их невоспитанностью ...
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  - O.E. on bжc, "at or on the back." Now surviving mainly in taken aback, originally a nautical expression for a sudden change of wind that flattens the square sails back against the masts. The figurative sense is first recorded 1840. ...
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