Frighten

  • 21frighten — verb (frightened; frightening) Date: 1630 transitive verb 1. to make afraid ; terrify 2. to drive or force by frightening < frightened the boy into confessing > intransitive verb to become frightened • frighteningly …

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  • 22frighten — verb To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify …

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  • 23frighten — Synonyms and related words: affright, agitate, alarm, alert, appall, arouse, astound, awe, bowl down, bowl over, browbeat, bulldoze, cow, cry havoc, cry wolf, curdle the blood, daunt, demoralize, discompose, disconcert, dismay, disquiet, distress …

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  • 24frighten — fright·en || fraɪtn v. scare, alarm; cause to run away; intimidate …

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  • 25frighten — v. a. Alarm, affright, terrify, dismay, intimidate, scare, shock with sudden fear …

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  • 26frighten — verb the fighting in the streets frightened us Syn: scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, panic, shake, disturb, dismay, unnerve, unman, intimidate, terrorize, cow, daunt; strike terror into, put the …

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  • 27frighten — v scare, affright, Archaic. fray, Scot. fley, Inf. funk, panic, throw into a panic; terrify, Inf. scare out of one s wits, Inf. make [s.o. s] hair stand on end, Inf. scare stiff, Sl. curl [s.o. s] hair; alarm, startle, Inf. make [s.o.] jump out&#8230; …

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  • 28frighten — fright·en …

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  • 29frighten — verb Syn: scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, panic, unnerve, intimidate; informal spook; Brit.; informal put the wind up Ant: reassure …

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  • 30frighten — /ˈfraɪtn / (say fruytn) verb (t) 1. to throw into a fright; terrify; scare. 2. to drive (away, off, etc.) by scaring. {fright + en1} …

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  • 31frighten — v.tr. 1 fill with fright; terrify (was frightened at the bang; is frightened of dogs). 2 (foll. by away, off, out of, into) drive or force by fright (frightened it out of the room; frightened them into submission; frightened me into agreeing).&#8230; …

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  • 32frighten into — [phrasal verb] frighten (someone) into (doing something) : to cause (someone) to do (something) because of fear The insurance agent tried to frighten her into buying the most expensive flood insurance. They frightened the boy …

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  • 33frighten the life out of someone — frighten the life out of someone/frighten someone to death/informal phrase to make someone feel extremely afraid or nervous The older girls frightened us to death with tales of what would happen to us. Thesaurus: to make someone afraid or&#8230; …

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  • 34frighten someone to death — frighten the life out of someone/frighten someone to death/informal phrase to make someone feel extremely afraid or nervous The older girls frightened us to death with tales of what would happen to us. Thesaurus: to make someone afraid or&#8230; …

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  • 35frighten away/off — [phrasal verb] frighten (someone or something) away/off : to cause (someone or something) to go away or stay away because of fear The dog frightened the prowler away. Tourists have been frightened off by the violence in the city. • • • Main Entry …

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  • 36frighten out of — [phrasal verb] frighten (someone) out of (doing something) : to keep (someone) from (doing something) because of fear Bad economic news has frightened people out of putting their money in the stock market. • • • Main Entry: ↑frighten …

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  • 37frighten somebody to death — frighten/scare sb to ˈdeath idiom to frighten sb very much • Spiders frighten him to death. Main entry: ↑deathidiom …

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  • 38frighten the living daylights out of someone — frighten/scare the (living) daylights out of (someone) to frighten someone very much. Don t come up behind me like that. You scared the living daylights out of me! …

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  • 39frighten the living daylights out of — frighten/scare the (living) daylights out of (someone) to frighten someone very much. Don t come up behind me like that. You scared the living daylights out of me! …

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  • 40frighten the daylights out of someone — frighten/scare the (living) daylights out of (someone) to frighten someone very much. Don t come up behind me like that. You scared the living daylights out of me! …

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