Do you know the verb “to startle“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Helen: I think I startled your baby when I dropped the glass. He’s crying.

Yuko: It’s OK. He often cries when he is startled.

Does it mean:

a) surprise and frighten

b) annoy

c) irritate

d) surprise and entertain

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Answer: a) surprise and frighten