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Main Entry: star·tle
Pronunciation: primarystressstärt-schwal
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): star·tled; star·tling /primarystressstärt-lieng, -schwal-ieng/
1 : to move or jump suddenly (as in surprise or fright)
2 : to frighten suddenly and usually not seriously <the kitten startles easily>
- startle noun

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