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Cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
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“As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
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To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension
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To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm
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To stimulate into action
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Interrupt the sleep, relaxation, or privacy of
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Take somebody by surprise
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To move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards
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