Definition and Meanings for startle
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Part of Speech of startle
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun
Etymology of startle
Meaning of startle
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
as transitive verb
- to excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
- to deter; to cause to deviate.
- a sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.