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Adjective
Surprised and slightly frightened
“Her startled eyes met his.”
Verb
Simple past tense for cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
“As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension
“… the lightning startled the children and sent them scurrying for cover.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm
“… the cat startled when the door slammed shut with a bang.”
Verb
Past participle for cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
“As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
Verb
Past participle for to excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension
“… the lightning startled the children and sent them scurrying for cover.”
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