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startle

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1 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected

  • the lightning startled the children and sent them scurrying for cover
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knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise

2 to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise)

  • the cat startled when the door slammed shut with a bang
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3 to strike with fear

  • loud noises always startle her
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give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)

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