Translation of startle in Spanish:

startle

sobresaltar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈstɑːt(ə)l//ˈstɑrdl/

transitive verb

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    sobresaltar
    asustar
    • The slow movement had just begun when the audience was startled by the slamming of the Assembly Hall door.
    • Darin has been staring into space, so Jason's sudden yelling startles him.
    • The sudden wail of an infant outside the bathroom door startles us.
    • The voice, once again, startles her back to reality.
    • As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.
    • As you carefully squat down and try to relax a snake suddenly comes slithering through the weeds and startles you.
    • It was feared the turbine could startle horses and riders and frighten livestock, and set a precedent for mobile phone company masts to be put up.
    • The clapping of the passengers startles me awake as we arrive at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
    • When you get back into the car, the loudness of the radio startles you.
    • All of a sudden a noise startled the horse.
    • A sharp tap on the ground in front of the dog's legs startles him without scaring him.
    • The alarm clock startles you out of blissful alcoholic slumber and thrusts you into a nightmare world of pain and regret.
    • I stared at her in amazement, startled by the sudden change of expression in her voice.
    • It's a scary movie that doesn't so much try to scare you as it tries to startle you.
    • She doesn't preach or exhort or alarm; she startles you into action.
    • James was startled by the sudden intrusion and quickly stood up by the foot of the bed.
    • As her body rose, so did her heart rate; she was prepared to be startled but still felt scared.
    • The thing that always startles me is how different the thousands of Catholics I meet on the road are from so many of the commentators I read at St. Blog's.
    • The sharpness in her voice startles Clark, as does her sudden pointing finger.
    • He found himself making his way along a rocky crest when a sudden rustling in the brush startled him.