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startling


startling

verb , present participle of 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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2 to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise)
  • the cat startled when the door slammed shut with a bang
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