start (v.)
startle, alarm, disturb
AW V.iii.232[King to Bertram] every feather starts you
E3 II.ii.47[King Edward to Lodowick, on hearing a drum] To start the tender Cupid in my bosom
Mac V.v.15[Macbeth to himself] Direness ... / Cannot once start me
Oth I.i.102[Brabantio to Roderigo] Upon malicious bravery dost thou come / To start my quiet
TC V.ii.104.1[Cressida to Diomedes] one cannot speak a word / But it straight starts you
TN IV.i.58[Olivia to Sebastian, of Sir Toby] He started one poor heart of mine, in thee
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