give a start

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Definition of give a start

: to move suddenly and quickly from surprise or fright : to jump She gave a start when he tapped her on the shoulder.

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“Give a start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20a%20start. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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