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    'Take aback' 'detest' 'hate'

    (my respected and sweet teachers) hope you-all are very well. 1[your words took me aback]2[i was taken aback by what you said]3[you took me aback by abusing him]4[detest and hate have the same meanings] please read the sentences above and explain if they are right or wrong. Regards

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    Re: 'Take aback' 'detest' 'hate'

    take aback = to be surprised by something

    He was taken aback when I told him I was going to resign.

    detest = hate

    I detest violence.

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