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Definition of unawares adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    unawares

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˌʌnəˈwɛrz//
     
     
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  1. 1when not expected The camera had caught her unawares. The announcement took me unawares. She came upon him unawares when he was searching her room.
  2. 2(formal) without noticing or realizing He slipped unawares into sleep.
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