HyperDic: startle

English > 3 senses of the word startle:
VERBemotionstartle, galvanize, galvaniseto stimulate to action
motionstartle, jump, startmove or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
NOUNactstartle, jump, starta sudden involuntary movement
startle > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > startle: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA sudden involuntary movement.
Synonymsjump, start
Narrowerstartle reflex, Moro reflexA normal reflex of young infants
startle response, startle reactionA complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise)
wince, flinchA reflex response to sudden pain
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Verbsstartlemove or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
English > startle: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningTo stimulate to action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThe bad news will startle him; The good news will startle her
Example"..startled him awake"
Synonymsgalvanize, galvanise
Broadershock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abacksurprise greatly
Spanishgalvanizar, sobresaltar
English > startle: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She startled when I walked into the room"
Synonymsjump, start
Narrowerbogglestartle with amazement or fear
jackrabbitgo forward or start with a fast, sudden movement
rear backstart with anger or resentment or in protest
shystart suddenly, as from fright
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishbrincar, saltar, sobresaltar
Catalanbotar, fer un bot, saltar, sobresaltar, sobtar-se
Nounsstartlea sudden involuntary movement

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