trasalire

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

tra- +‎ salire

VerbEdit

trasalire

  1. (intransitive) to jolt or jump out of sudden and intense emotion
    Synonyms: sobbalzare, sussultare, balzare, saltare, tremare, scattare, spaventarsi, impaurirsi
    • 2019, George Orwell, Nicola Gardini, transl., Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mondadori:
      Trasalì e fu sul punto di gridare, attraversato da uno spasmo lancinante.
      He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body.
      (literally, “He started and was on the verge of yelling, traversed by a shooting spasm.”)

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