startle, jump, start(verb)
a sudden involuntary movement
"he awoke with a start"
startle, galvanize, galvanise(verb)
to stimulate to action
"..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
startle, jump, start(verb)
move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
"She startled when I walked into the room"
A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.
To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
To deter; to cause to deviate.
Origin: From startlen, stertlen, stertyllen, from steartlian, equivalent to . Cognate with stirtla, stirtla. Compare also stertil. More at start.
to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start
to excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise
to deter; to cause to deviate
a sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger
Origin: [Freq. of start.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stärt′l, v.i. to start or move suddenly: to feel sudden alarm.—v.t. to excite suddenly: to shock: to frighten.—n. sudden alarm or surprise.—n. Start′ler.—adj. Start′ling, such as to strike with astonishment or alarm.—adv. Start′lingly.—adj. Start′lish, apt to start. [Extension of start.]
rattles, starlet, tarlets
The numerical value of startle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of startle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of startle in a Sentence
Oils can startle your senses and get your body up quickly.
He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
We started to notice the cheetahs became curious of the vehicle; but it was too late to drive away or anything like that because you don’t want to startle the animals, because that’s when things usually go wrong.
They go through enormous amounts of training and are more used to going up against multiple grown men and hearing loud noises, so the little things a kid might do to startle a regular dog isn't going to phase ours at all.
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- erschrecken, aufschreckenGerman
- αιφνιδιάζω, ξαφνιάζωGreek
- evitar, sobresalto, alarmar, sobresaltar, impedirSpanish
- hätkäyttää, hätkähtää, säikäyttää, kavahtaa, hätkähdys, säikähtää, harhauttaaFinnish
- surprendre, sursauterFrench
- spaventare, scattare, evitare, sorprendere, schivare, sobbalzareItalian
- ڕاچهنین, داچڵهکاندنKurdish
- pavefaciō, terreōLatin
- whakapereru, ohomauriMāori
- schrikken, laten schrikkenDutch
- assustar, dar um sustoPortuguese
- напуга́ть, испуга́ть, пуга́тьRussian
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