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  Definition of startle
  1. a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
  2. to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
  3. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
Similar Words: jump, start, galvanize, galvanise

 

Hyponyms: startle response, startle reaction, startle reflex, Moro reflex, wince, flinch, shy, boggle, rear back

 

Derivational Morphology: jump, start, galvanizer, galvaniser, inspirer, galvanization, galvanisation

 

Anagrams: Laertes, starlet, stealer, artless, stellar

 

 
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