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startle

US [ˈstɑrt(ə)l]
UK [ˈstɑː(r)t(ə)l]
  • n.惊跳;〈美〉吃惊
  • v.使惊吓;使吓一跳;使大吃一惊
  • Web使吃惊;震惊;使惊跳
Simple Present:startles  Present Participle:startling  Past Tense:startled  
startle
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使惊吓;使吓一跳;使大吃一惊to surprise sb suddenly in a way that slightly shocks or frightens them
I didn't mean to startle you.
我不是存心要吓唬你。
The explosion startled the horse.
爆炸声使马受了惊。
I was startled by her question.
她的问题让我大吃一惊。
It startled me to find her sitting in my office.
我一进办公室,发现她坐在里面,把我吓了一跳。

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