sobresaltar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sobre- +‎ saltar. Cognate with English somersault.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sobɾesalˈtaɾ/, [so.β̞ɾe.sal̪ˈt̪aɾ]

VerbEdit

sobresaltar (first-person singular present sobresalto, first-person singular preterite sobresalté, past participle sobresaltado)

  1. to spook, flinch, startle, shock
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:asustar
  2. (reflexive) to jump

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