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frighten sb/sth away/off

phrasal verb with frighten uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən/ verb [T]
to make a person or animal feel fear in order to make them go away: Be quiet or you'll frighten the deer off. to make someone so nervous that they decide not to do something: Many potential buyers were frightened off by the £1 million price tag.
Translations of “frighten sb/sth away/off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…嚇走, 使某人緊張得不去做某事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…吓走, 使某人紧张得不去做某事…
(Definition of frighten sb/sth away/off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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