Startled
Startle Star"tle (st[aum]r"t'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Startled} (st[aum]r"t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Startling} (st[aum]r"tl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of start.] To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start. [1913 Webster]

Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction? --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • startled — adj. 1) startled at (startled at the news) 2) startled to + inf. (she was startled to hear of their divorce) * * * startled to + inf. (she was startled to hear of their divorce) startled at (startled at the news) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • startled — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • startled — star|tled [ startld ] adjective * suddenly frightened or surprised by something: I was startled to see a face suddenly appear at the window. Lisa whirled around, startled, at the sound of Vass s voice. the startled look on his face …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • startled */ — UK [ˈstɑː(r)t(ə)ld] / US [ˈstɑrt(ə)ld] adjective suddenly frightened or surprised by something I was startled to see a face suddenly appear at the window. Lisa whirled round, startled, at the sound of Vass s voice. the startled look on his face …   English dictionary

  • startled — adjective excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement (Freq. 6) students startled by the teacher s quiet return the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons her startled expression • Similar to: ↑surprised …   Useful english dictionary

  • startled — startle ► VERB ▪ cause to feel sudden shock or alarm. DERIVATIVES startled adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «kick, struggle»; related to START(Cf. ↑start) …   English terms dictionary

  • startled — adjective Extremely shocked …   Wiktionary

  • startled — Synonyms and related words: affrighted, alarmed, alerted, aroused, bowled down, consternated, daunted, dismayed, disquieted, electrified, frightened, in a fright, in a funk, jarred, jolted, shaken, shocked, shook, staggered, taken aback …   Moby Thesaurus

  • startled — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. frightened, alarmed, shocked; see surprised …   English dictionary for students

  • startled — star·tle || stÉ‘rtl / stɑː v. cause to move suddenly; surprise, frighten, alarm; be surprised or frightened …   English contemporary dictionary

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