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Definition of Startle


  1. To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
  2. To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
  3. To deter; to cause to deviate.
  4. A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.
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Startle Translations

startle in German is aufschrecken, aufschrecken, aufschreckens
startle in Spanish is sobresaltar