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fright

noun [S or U] uk   /fraɪt/ us  
C1 the feeling of fear, especially if felt suddenly, or an experience of fear that happens suddenly: I lay in bed shaking with fright. You gave her such a fright turning the lights out like that. You gave me the fright of my life (= a very severe fright), jumping out of the shadows like that! take fright to feel fear: Our dog took fright at the noise of the fireworks and ran indoors.
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