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astound

[ uh-stound ]
/ əˈstaʊnd /
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verb (used with object)

to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.

adjective

Archaic. astonished; astounded.

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Origin of astound

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen, variant of astonyen “to thunder.” See astonish
1. See surprise.
as·tound·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astound

astound
/ (əˈstaʊnd) /

verb

(tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
C17: from astoned amazed, from Old French estoné, from estoner to astonish
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