noun see startle I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • startle — startlement, n. startler, n. /stahr tl/, v., startled, startling, n. v.t. 1. to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm. 2. to cause to start involuntarily, by or as by a sudden shock. v.i. 3. to start involuntarily, as from a shock… …   Universalium

  • startle — I. verb (startled; startling) Etymology: Middle English stertlen, frequentative of sterten to start Date: 1530 intransitive verb to move or jump suddenly (as in surprise or alarm) < the baby startles easily > transitive verb to frighten or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • upstartle — verb To cause to rise up in startlement …   Wiktionary

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