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Another word for startle

  1. To cause to experience a sudden momentary shock

      1. To produce electrical shock in (a body)
      2. To administer electric current to (a patient) to treat cardiac arrest or life-threatening arrhythmias.
      3. To subject (an animal or person) to an electric shock.
      1. To cause to move jerkily:
      2. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
      3. To shock or surprise
      1. To wire or equip (a building, for example) for the use of electric power.
      2. To give an electric shock to
      3. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to.
  2. To fill with fear

  3. To impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual

  1. A sudden and involuntary movement

      1. A signal to begin a race.
      2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
      3. An instance of beginning a race:
      1. A step or level:
      2. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
      3. An involuntary nervous movement; a start.
      1. A sudden or unexpected event:
      2. A short, heavy arrow with a thick head, used especially with a crossbow.
      3. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
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Another word for startle

      1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
      2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
      3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
      1. To break up the settled order or orderly working of
      2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
      3. To intrude on; inconvenience:
      1. To fill with sudden wonder or great surprise; amaze
      2. To fill with sudden wonder or amazement.
      1. To produce electrical shock in (a body)
      2. (Archaic) To come together violently; collide
      3. To subject (an animal or person) to an electric shock.
      1. To give warning to:
      2. To equip with or protect by an alarm:
      3. To fill with alarm or anxious concern.