surprise (one) with (something)

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surprise (one) with (something)

To shock, amaze, or astonish one by demonstrating something or presenting one with something. I must say, he surprised me with his honesty. I thought for sure he'd try to deny it or weasel his way out of a punishment. The kids surprised me with breakfast in bed for my birthday.
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surprise someone with something

to astonish someone by presenting or showing something. I surprised her with a bouquet of roses. He surprised Roger with a new car.
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1 -- First, it was Motorola that surprised us with the announcement of an India launch for the brand-new Motorola RAZR, and now, Google has surprised us with the news that India would be among the first 18 countries to get the spanking-new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, later this month.
We knew what we were getting when we signed him but even so he has surprised us with the consistency of his performances.
"Ismail Hanieh, the head of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, surprised us with his statements yesterday [December 1] and his assertions in these statements that he agrees to the establishing of a Palestinian state on lands occupied by Israel in June 1967," began the editorial in the London-based AL QUDS AL ARABI on December 2.
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THE Prince of Wales has often surprised us with his pronouncements.