verb (used with object), star·tled, star·tling.
verb (used without object), star·tled, star·tling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM startlestar·tle·ment, nounstartler, nounoutstartle, verb (used with object), out·star·tled, out·star·tling.un·star·tled, adjective
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Not only is this comfortable for your little one, but it suppresses their startle reflexes which encourages them to sleep longer and keeps them warm without the use of loose blankets, which can be dangerous.Swaddles to keep your little one cozy and comfortable|PopSci Commerce Team|January 11, 2021|Popular Science
They startle viewers, rouse viewers, occasionally put off and occasionally turn on viewers.
The group acknowledged that the tactic “was meant to startle people.”
The French women certainly talk with a freedom which would startle an English or American female.
The striking originality of this idea will startle any one who has never heard of such a thing before.The Autobiography of a Play|Bronson Howard
"You oughtn't to slip up an' s-startle a lady that-a-way," she said with grave rebuke, and Hale looked humbled.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
While the Constitution lasts, they are repressed; they spring up to annoy and startle us only from its grave.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
But Merriwell feared to startle the old man, and therefore he did not call.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit|Burt L. Standish