Definition of startle:
jumping, parachute, come out, derail, pop, go, set about, offset, originate, start out, begin, galvanise, excite, horrify, shake up, spook, rock, get-go, parachuting, showtime, scarify, chill, part, get going, climb up, pass over, bolt, starting, get, initiate, commencement, stand out, scratch line, scratch, jumpstart, set out, floor, take up, stick out, skip over, beginning, depart, start up, start, protrude, starting signal, move, set forth, kickoff, leap out, stupefy, terrify, commence, bulge out, jump out, starting line, spring, get down, first, bulge, alternate, leap, dumbfound, galvanize, electrify, jump, rise, thunderstrike, chute, amaze, terrorize, set off, affright, fear, flabbergast, jump-start, outset, take off, bug out, lead off, bowl over, awe, head start, fright, starting time, skip, embark on, pop out, intimidate, frighten/scare the wits out of someone, saltation, jump off, bound.
- "A Hero of Romance", Richard Marsh.
- "Saturday's Child", Kathleen Norris.
- "The Secret of the Tower", Hope, Anthony.