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Pronunciation of Take Aback: Learn how to pronounce Take Aback in English correctly

Learn how to say Take Aback correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word aback:

adverb
1 archaic towards or situated to the rear; back:
the little strip of pasture aback of the house
2 Sailing with the sail pressed backwards against the mast by a headwind:
Peter holds the jib aback until our bow swings across the wind
Phrases

take someone aback

shock or surprise someone:
he was taken aback by her directness
Origin:

Old English on bæc (see a-2, back). The term came to be treated as a single word in nautical use