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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Each week, Alan surprises someone with an inspiring story (and a neglected garden), before transforming the space into something you might see at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Each week Alan surprises someone with an inspiring story (and a neglected garden), before transforming the space into something you might see at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Each week, garden wizard Alan surprises someone with an inspiring story and a neglected garden.
And the highlights of the evening are when a celebrity surprises someone with the news that they've won an award.