To be taken aback

Definition of To be taken aback

To be driven backward against the mast; - said of the sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus driven.
To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited.
- Dickens.
See under Aback, Advantage, etc.

See also: Aback Aback Take

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To be on the move
To be on the qui vive
To be on the rack
To be on the stretch
To be on the tenters
To be on the watch
To be one flesh
To be one's own man
To be one's own master
To be one's own mistress
To be out at the heels
To be out of her reckoning
To be out of one's head
To be pleased in
To be pleased to do a thing
To be reported
To be rid of
To be seized of
To be shot of
To be sweet on
-To be taken aback-
To be taken in the manner
To be tied to a wife's apron strings
To be turned of
To be under a cloud
To be under hatches
To be under the mahogany
To be under way
To be up in
To be up to
To be upon one's good behavior
To be upon the bones of
To be upsides with
To be well off
To be with child
To be without rebuke
To be wrapped up in
To bear a hand
To bear a loss
To bear against
To bear away
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