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  • The meaning of "Startle" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. You frightened and surprised me at that time..

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    2. Taken by surprise Suddenly surprised

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    2. Is any action given upon someone while their senses are distractec(sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste included). This causes the person to "startle" in shock as a reaction. Do not confuse this with scaring someone, as the person is not frightened, just caught off-guard(not aware). Startle is one step below fright/scare.

  • Example sentences using "Startle"

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    2. I startle easily, so make some noise if you approach me from behind.

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    2. If someone scares or surprises you, you can just say, “You startled me!” If you scare or surprise someone, “Sorry, did I startle you?” or “I didn’t mean to startle you.” or “Did I startle you there? Sorry! If you witnessed someone scared or surprised, “She/He looked startled” Or if you notice a person looks startled you can say to them “You look startled. What happened?”

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    2. “Surprised” is usually a good feeling, like when someone surprises you with a puppy for your birthday. Being startled isn’t a good feeling, and it’s similar to being scared. For example, if your friend jumped out of the bushes to scare you and you got startled.

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    2. Surprise and startle are synonyms. However a surprise can be both positive or negative. Startle is always negative. (By definition, startle is to cause sudden shock, an alarm) “A sudden sound in the doorway startled her” “You came back! What a beautiful surprise!”

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    2. A good way to think of it is, if you "startle" someone, they will "start" to do something, like jump or run or defend themselves. At the very least, they'll stand up straighter for a second. It has a negative or, at best, mischievous connotation. In a situation where you would say someone was startled, you could say they were surprised and it would still make sense, but at the same time a surprise can be more pleasant, like getting good news or a gift. No one would be startled by receiving a pair of shoes or finding out their cancer has gone into remission, but they might be surprised, for instance.

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    2. I use "I freaked out" more. There isn't much of a difference between the two other than I freaked out is more intense (you got more scared) than I'm startled. Hope I helped. :)

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    2. Startle is to cause someone to make a sudden quick involuntary movement . Scare is to make someone feel frightened. The word scare is more commonly used. Which can basically mean the same as startle. It just depends on how you are scaring the person.

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    2. >> I will always say to them, "Oh, tell them I say hi," and they look up and they're startled because there's a human being there. First of all, they're startled that another person is right there (and) they never saw me coming. Fast talker ^_^

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    2. It was a foggy, grey, and cloudy morning. Kate was absently staring at the sky. Her face was pale, and beneath her eyes were dark signs of countless sleeplessness.  Since she got out of the hospital, she’d been dull and spent her nights having recurring nightmares that made her wake up vomiting and crying. All she could do was constantly research about her parents murder, and spend her days trying to gather her thoughts.  Once, when she didn’t know that her accident had been plotted, she used to daydream all day about how could things could have been otherwise. But now that she was aware of the truth, she knew that she had to do something. She couldn’t continue to live hiding. She had get justice. She wanted that culprit to pay for what he did. Suddenly, someone entered her room. She was startled, before she noticed it was Arthur. He glanced at her dark circles and her tired look, and sighed deeply. He sat at the sofa looked at her and said:  “Kate listen to me, it’s already been two weeks since you got home from the hospital and still, you haven’t told us a single word about what happened. You can’t continue to withdraw like this. Please tell me what’s going on. “ She couldn’t think of anything to say to him, and just tried to countain her tears. She wasn't sure if he sincerely cared. She looked at his hands, and could see they were tightly clenched and sweating. On top of that, his hands were nervously wrestled together. She smirked. It was a relief to see that he truly did care and wasn’t just pretending to be good. She told him everything about the accident and revealed the folder that she found into the Thundroom Compagny.

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    2. "about to" works absolutely fine there. If I wanted to rewrite the first sentence as naturally as possible, I'd do this: "When one comes across a small child about to fall into a well, he is startled by the sight and rushes to the child's aid." I chose not to use the word "would", so that it sounds more like I'm stating a general rule. This helps to convey a sense of "当たり前のこと", if you know what I mean. Still, I think the way you have it written is also good.

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