Translation: from spanish

to everyone's surprise

  • 1 desprevenido

    adj.
    unprepared, unaware, off-guard, not ready.
    * * *
    1 unprepared, unready
    \
    coger/pillar a alguien desprevenido,-a to catch somebody unawares, take somebody by surprise
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    ADJ (=no preparado) unready, unprepared

    coger o pillar o LAm agarrar a algn desprevenido — to catch sb unawares, catch sb off his guard

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    - da adjetivo

    pillar a alguien desprevenido pregunta to catch somebody unawares o off guard; lluvia to catch somebody by surprise

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    = unwary, unsuspecting.
    Ex. Experience has shown that the vastness of this as yet unordered field holds many pitfalls for the unwary librarian and researcher.
    Ex. There has been little planning about what to do about the huge quantities of unevaluated and perhaps unwanted information which threatens to engulf the unsuspecting user.
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    * coger a Alguien desprevenido = catch + Nombre + off-guard, catch + Nombre + napping, catch + Nombre + flat-footed.
    * coger desprevenido = catch + unprepared, take + Nombre + unawares.
    * desprevenidos, los = unsuspecting, the.
    * pillar a Alguien desprevenido = catch + Nombre + off-guard, catch + Nombre + napping, catch + Nombre + flat-footed.
    * pillar desprevenido = take + Nombre + unawares.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo

    pillar a alguien desprevenido pregunta to catch somebody unawares o off guard; lluvia to catch somebody by surprise

    * * *
    = unwary, unsuspecting.

    Ex: Experience has shown that the vastness of this as yet unordered field holds many pitfalls for the unwary librarian and researcher.

    Ex: There has been little planning about what to do about the huge quantities of unevaluated and perhaps unwanted information which threatens to engulf the unsuspecting user.
    * coger a Alguien desprevenido = catch + Nombre + off-guard, catch + Nombre + napping, catch + Nombre + flat-footed.
    * coger desprevenido = catch + unprepared, take + Nombre + unawares.
    * desprevenidos, los = unsuspecting, the.
    * pillar a Alguien desprevenido = catch + Nombre + off-guard, catch + Nombre + napping, catch + Nombre + flat-footed.
    * pillar desprevenido = take + Nombre + unawares.

    * * *
    estar desprevenido to be unprepared o unready
    pillar a algn desprevenido «pregunta» to catch sb unawares o off guard;
    «lluvia» to catch sb by surprise
    el lector desprevenido the unsuspecting reader
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    desprevenido
    ◊ -da adjetivo: estar desprevenido to be unprepared o unready;

    pillar a algn desprevenido [ pregunta] to catch sb unawares o off guard;

    [ lluvia] to catch sb by surprise
    desprevenido,-a adjetivo unprepared
    ♦ Locuciones: coger a alguien desprevenido, to catch someone unawares
    ' desprevenido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bola
    - descuidada
    - descuidado
    - desprevenida
    - sorprender
    English:
    guard
    - nap
    - pants
    - surprise
    - unawares
    - unprepared
    - unready
    - catch
    - unsuspecting
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    desprevenido, -a adj
    unprepared;
    pillar o Esp [m5] coger desprevenido a alguien to catch sb unawares, to take sb by surprise;
    el golpe lo pilló desprevenido the blow caught him off guard;
    una decisión que pilló a todo el mundo desprevenido a decision which took everyone by surprise
    * * *
    adj unprepared;
    pillar o L.Am.
    agarrar desprevenido catch unawares
    * * *
    desprevenido, -da adj
    desapercibido: unprepared, off guard, unsuspecting
    * * *
    coger a alguien desprevenido to catch somebody unawares [pt. & pp. caught] / to take somebody by surprise [pt. took; pp. taken]
    su pregunta me cogió desprevenido his question caught me unawares / his question took me by surprise

    Spanish-English dictionary > desprevenido

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