startle

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startle /ˈstɑɚtl̟/ verb
startles; startled; startling
startle
/ˈstɑɚtl̟/
verb
startles; startled; startling
Learner's definition of STARTLE
[+ object] : to surprise or frighten (someone) suddenly and usually not seriously
often used as (be) startled
[no object] : to move or jump suddenly because something surprises you or frightens you
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