Definition of Startle
make an individual suddenly surprised or slightly frigtened or shocked
Use Startle in a sentence
The boys were startled by the naked aggression apparent in their teacher’s face.
We were startled at the explosion.
He crept up on the girl, and wanting to startle her, tried to drop the cold gun barrel against her beautiful neck.
Be quiet or you’ll startle the baby.
Paula decided against using the loudspeaker, not wanting to get the dog barking or startle the kid.
The sudden noise startled the old man.
I believe our story will startle and surprise you — as it did me.
There is a strange beetle in Madagascar which will hiss at you when startled.
A four-month-old human fetus will startle, and turn away if a bright light is flashed on its mother’s belly.
My body was still in emergency mode and I was always extremely alert and would startle at any sharp sound.