take aback

take aback
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. sorprender
The state of our house when we returned took us aback. We had never seen it so clean!El estado de nuestra casa nos sorprendió. ¡Jamás la habíamos visto tan limpia!
b. desconcertar
The audience was quite taken aback by the strange performance.El extraño espectáculo dejó bastante desconcertado al público.
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